Manifesto for progressive planning – launch – #pnuk

Next Tuesday 5 Feb sees the London launch of the draft Manifesto for planning and land reform prepared by a working group of the Planners Network UK at 1330 (coffee) for 1400 start at the TCPA. Details are below and the draft document is a free download from

Try to read the draft before you come.  There will be a brief summary, then comments from Dr Hugh Ellis (TCPA chief planner), Anna Minton (author of Ground Control and Fortress Britain) and Prof Yvonne Rydin (Director of the UCL Environment Institute) with plenty of time for discussion in a session scheduled to end at 1600h.

Planners Network UK   (

Round Table Discussion of the PNUK Draft Planning Manifesto


Where: TCPA, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AS

When:  1.30 to 4.00 Tuesday 5th February 2013

Come to discuss the Planning Manifesto draft

Discussion will be chaired by PNUK members and led by reactions to the Manifesto by


  • Hugh Ellis, Chief Planner, TCPA


  • Anna Minton, author and journalist (Ground Control, Fortress Britain)


  • Yvonne Rydin, Professor of Planning, Environment and Public Policy, UCL

All are welcome.  There is no need to register in advance, just turn up at the starting time and join in the discussion.  Tea and coffee will be provided – please get your lunch beforehand!


Planning is now under enormous pressure, and facing diverse threats.  PNUK has started a process to look beyond the everyday problems, to propose long term responses to planning’s big challenges, in ways which could promote social and environmental justice.  We are looking for responses to a draft manifesto, with meetings in London and Sheffield intended to support this process.

The draft Planning Manifesto is available at

or from a link at

We suggest all attending read the manifesto before the meeting, though a very brief summary of main points will be made at the start of the meeting.


TCPA location:  Nearest Tube:Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo Lines),

Piccadilly (Piccadilly and Bakerloo Lines). Access from Waterloo Place and turn left onto Carlton House Terrace, or from the Mall, up the Duke of York steps and turn right onto Carlton House Terrace or from Spring Gardens go up steps by NCP Car Park.


A further meeting in Sheffield will follow shortly, probably on 1 March 2013

Author: Editors


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