Planning Advisory Committee

Assists Members with planning applications, enforcement notices and planning appeals

What we do

  • Revise and update the RSGB’s official planning advice resource Planning Permission: Advice to Members (19-page/658KB PDF)
  • Maintain the Planning Matters pages on the RSGB website
  • Comment on Government planning policies and guidance
  • Attend rallies and exhibitions to give face-to-face advice to Members
  • Coordinate the work of Planning Panel members


This RSGB booklet is an essential planning advice resource for Members

This booklet is an essential planning advice resource provided free to all Members

So far as it can, given a limited number of Committee members, the Committee wishes to be represented at major rallies and exhibitions so as to be able to provide face-to-face advice to Members.

Although most activity relates to planning applications, some cases need to go to appeal.

Inspectors decide appeals on planning merits but appeal decisions offer a useful insight into what criteria are considered important by the Inspectorate.

When received, such decisions can be made available for Members’ use.