Kat Salter BSc, MSc, MRTPI

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School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Lecturer in Urban and Regional Planning

Kat is a Lecturer in Urban and Regional Planning within CURS. Kat is a Chartered Town Planner and has extensive knowledge and practical experiences of national, local and neighbourhood planning processes in England and Wales.


  • BSc Environmental Sciences (UEA)
  • MSc Environment and Development (UEA)
  • MSc Planning Practice and Research (Cardiff)
  • Chartered Member of the RTPI 


Kat has returned to academia following 8 years as a practicing planner which has shaped her research focus and interests on the implementation of planning policy. Kat has previously held posts in local government (Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council), National Government (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) and the third sector (Planning Aid England, RTPI).

Kat is completing a PhD at the University of Reading and her research explores how the localism agenda is being interpreted and implemented by local planning authorities (LPAs) in England by exploring their response to neighbourhood planning.

Kat has published widely on neighbourhood planning in both academic and policy orientated forms and is an active member of the RTPI.


Participation in planning, local government, central government, politics and policy design and implementation.

Other activities

Kat is a Chartered Member of the RTPI.


Parker, G., Salter, K., and Wargent, M. (2019) Neighbourhood Planning in Practice. Lund Humphries, publication date January 2019.

Salter, K. (2018) ‘Caught in the middle? The response of local planning authorities to Neighbourhood Planning in England.’ Town and Country Planning, Vol 87 (9), 344-349.

Parker, G., and Salter, K (2017) Taking Stock of Neighbourhood Planning in England 2011-2016. Planning Practice and Research 32 (4), 478-490

Parker, G., Salter, K., & Hickman, H (2017) Examining Neighbourhood Plans in England: the experience so far. Working papers in Real Estate and Planning 02/17.

Parker, G., Salter, K., and Hickman, H. (2016) ‘Caution: Examinations in progress: the operation of Neighbourhood Plan Examinations in England.’ Town and Country Planning, Vol 86 (12), 516-523

Parker, G., and Salter, K. (2016) ‘Five years of neighbourhood planning. A review of take-up and distribution.’ Town and Country Planning, Vol. 85 (5): 175 – 184.

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