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Who Are We

The BAME Planners Network was founded in August 2020 in response to the issues faced by Black Asian and Minority Ethnic groups within the planning profession.

The Network is a friendly platform for engagement with one another; individuals and organisations that support our aim. We believe that BAME planners are diverse, work in various sectors and represent a multicultural, multiracial society. The Network is aware of the varying levels of success that exist between different minority groups within the profession and the profound and long-lasting effect discrimination has in the workplace.

The Network is free to join. Primarily for BAME in the United Kingdom and Ireland; who work or would like to work within the Planning Industry. It is not exclusive and anyone who seeks to support the aims of the Network is welcome to join. The Network is not affiliated to any organisation or political party.


Raise the profile and visibility of BAME Planners working in the planning profession in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Encourage BAMEs to enter the planning professional at all levels

Support BAME Planners in achieving career / consultancy goals and reaching full potential in the Planning profession through practical support of the network

Enabling and supporting the BAME communities to influence planning in their locality.

Partner and collaborate with relevant organisations on improving perceptions and opportunities for BAME Planners.


With the support from members and partners, the Network has grown fast since it was founded in August 2020. Some of the key achievements so far:

Launched the first Diversity and Inclusion Workplace survey in the planning profession in the UK

Responded to the Government's Planning White Paper and Engaged the Chief Planner at Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Engaged with 15+ organisations to improve their Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Performance

Organised 10 free events with over 500+ participants

300+ Members &

 1800+ followers on social media

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