On 16 October Rockwell’s Head of Planning and Development, Jonathan Manns, joined the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI’s) General Assembly in London. The General Assembly acts a forum for debate about the development of planning policy and practice, the corporate policy of the Institute and other issues relevant to the objects of the Institute.
Jon was invited to begin a discussion on the Green Belt, with a view to this commencing a piece of work by the RTPI’s Policy Panel on the future of this well-known policy designation. He explored the importance of landscape in popular consciousness, the way in which the policy emerged and the early Twentieth Century and the current state-of-play. Jon concluded by asking the question as to whether this popular and successful policy tool could be improved to better meet the challenges of today.
Jon is a well-known commentator on England’s Green Belt policy in academic, industry and public media. He has made various appearances on television, radio and in Parliament. Should you wish to learn more we’d be delighted to share copies of this work – simply get in touch via [email protected]