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Strategic Partners

The Planning Portal team are pleased to work closely with the following strategic partners to deliver our mission of transforming planning and building.

Building People

Building People CIC is a social enterprise that is creating connections across the built environment to address the sector challenges of skills, diversity and social value. The Building People 'Network of Networks' brings together organisations and initiatives that provide built environment careers support to diverse audiences.

Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)

CIAT is the lead international qualifying membership-based organisation for Architectural Technology. The Institute has over 10,000 members internationally. Chartered Architectural Technologists (MCIAT) are qualified to lead the technological design of projects and are able to manage inception, planning, design and contract management. CIAT are committed to promoting discipline within the Architectural Technology industry - all members must adhere to a code of conduct, which guarantees continual professionalism and competence.

Environment Agency 

Environment Agency (EA) is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs3. EA work to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development.

Federation of Master Builders (FMB)

FMB is a not-for-profit organisation which represents over 8,000 construction firms across the UK. FMB membership is an esteemed mark of professionalism within the building industry. All members are independently inspected and vetted against strict criteria on joining and are obliged to follow a rigorous code of conduct. Master Builders can offer a warranty and contract with every job. Working with Master Builders, clients should receive a competent, efficient and skilled service. To gain inspiration for your building project and to find a Master Builder, use FMB's Find a Builder service.5

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

HSE is the independent regulator of work-related health and safety in Great Britain. Its mission is to prevent work-related death, injury and ill health. With origins dating back to the 1800s, HSE is a significant trusted body. It provides support to businesses and works closely with a range of partners to promote essential health and safety guidance for the workplace.

Local Authority Building Control (LABC) 

LABC represents all local authority building control teams in England and Wales. Their members work cooperatively with building owners, home owners, architects, plan drawers, developers, building contractors and other professionals to ensure buildings are safe, healthy and efficient to meet the standards set by the building regulations.

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

RIBA is a global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture. It represents more than 29,000 individual Chartered members and 3,700 Chartered Practices, equipped with rare skills in designing for all kinds of projects - at all scales, in all sectors and for all kinds of client. British architects rightly enjoy a global reputation for design excellence. They are widely experienced, knowledgeable and highly educated. They meet a number of rigorous criteria that assure the highest standard of quality for their clients.

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

RTPI is the UK's leading planning body for spatial, sustainable and inclusive planning and is the largest planning institute in Europe with over 23,000 members. Their campaigning activity covers a wide range of issues, helping to raise the profile of the profession and generate awareness of the invaluable contribution planners make to building sustainable communities and helping to drive economic wealth.
Planning Portal are proud to host the RTPI Directory of Planning Consultants, which you can find here10.


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The Planning Portal is delivered by PortalPlanQuest Limited which is a joint venture between TerraQuest Solutions Limited and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). All content © 2023 Planning Portal.