About the RTPI

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is the UK's leading professional body for planning and the largest planning institute in Europe with over 24,000 members. The RTPI is the only planning institute to award charter status to its members.

Our Chartered Town Planners are able to use MRTPI after their name to denote their status and:

Hiring a Chartered Town Planner – the benefits

Planning is not a protected profession. Make sure you hire the right person for the right project. Anyone, from architects and surveyors to home improvement companies will claim to offer planning services. By hiring a Chartered Town Planner, you will get the very best advice, ‘quality assured’ by us.

Planning consultants work with their clients, stakeholders and planning authorities. Their knowledge and expertise will help you get the planning permission for your home improvement, project, or business development.

Chartered Town Planners – areas of expertise

  • Advice, preparation and submission of planning applications
  • Appeals against planning permission refusal
  • Advice on development opportunities through site appraisals and feasibility studies
  • Representing your interests in public inquiries
  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs)
  • Master plans and urban design studies
  • Policy research
  • Public consultation and involvement
  • Enforcement notices
  • Certificates of lawfulness

The RTPI is a charity registered in England (262865) and Scotland (SC 037841)