The Royal Town Planning Institute(RTPI) has issues research from across the UK and Ireland into how authorities can measure the outcomes of planning.
…going beyond simple metrics like speed of processing…
…funding support from the Governments of Ireland, Scotland and Wales…
The RTPI writes:
This research considers how local authorities can measure the outcomes of planning. This means going beyond simple metrics like speed of processing applications and number of housing units delivered and assessing planning in terms of placemaking aspirations and social, economic and environmental value, in order to track and improve the impact of planning.
Building on previous work that has taken place across the nations, the research team reviewed the context and needs of planning jurisdictions across the UK and Ireland, identifying guiding principles, developing a toolkit and then contextualising, testing and refining that toolkit.
The project has culminated in the development of a report and series of toolkits which can be adapted by local planning authorities across the UK and Ireland to improve their outcome measurement.
This research was commissioned by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) with funding support from the Governments of Ireland, Scotland and Wales, along with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Office of the Planning Regulator in Ireland.
The research was delivered by a consortium of planning consultancies and academics from around the UK and Ireland, led by Kevin Murray Associates with support from Cardiff University, the University of Dundee, MacCabe Durney Barnes, and Yellow Book Ltd.
The toolkit was tested through pilots in Ireland and Scotland and work was also carried out in Wales to produce a toolkit relevant to the Welsh context. You can view the Scottish Toolkit and information here, Irish Toolkit and information here and Wales Toolkit and information here.