Scots course lobby grows

The RTPI has backed calls from the Alliance of Sector Skills Councils in Scotland urging the government not to slash higher education funding for young planners.

The institute fears that the Scottish Funding Council's proposals to cut funding for planning courses by a quarter would severely harm the intake of new students.

The RTPI launched a campaign after a review by the council proposed to cut per capita funding from £6,415 to £5,000 a year (Planning, 11 December 2009, p1).

RTPI director of professional services Sue Percy welcomed calls from alliance director Jacqui Hepburn urging the government not to cut funding. "We have been campaigning hard to have these cuts reversed. We believe that a properly staffed planning system is a key ingredient for Scotland's future economic success."

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