People with jobs in town planning
could see an increase in funding following the launch of a new scheme by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
Unveiled at the organisation's Planning Convention in London, the initiative aims to encourage donations to support new developments across the country.
Emerging as a solution to recent cuts in government funding, the plans intend to further increase the 33,000 people who received financial help from Planning Aid last year.
Communities and individuals are able to receive impartial planning advice from qualified professionals as part of the new programme.
Richard Summers, RTPI president, said: "The donation scheme is part of our strategy to diversify our future funding sources as we have had a two-thirds reduction in what we receive from the government."
The institute is holding its annual planning convention Planning in the Big Society? today and tomorrow (June 14th and 15th) at the Connaught Rooms in London.
Posted by Oliver Mycock