New Membership

NIPA is an individual membership organisation. We welcome members from all aspects of the Planning Act process and similar procedures: from promoters, local authorities and statutory consultees, to other third party stakeholders.

We proactively encourage collaboration between our members to promote understanding and work towards continuous improvement of the process for all involved.

Why Join NIPA?

By joining NIPA you are demonstrating a significant interest in and a firm commitment to learning more about the effective planning and authorisation of infrastructure projects, and proactively contributing to continuous improvements. Eligibility for membership involves demonstrating a professional or personal interest in the planning and authorisation of major infrastructure projects.

Who Can Join NIPA?

NIPA is open to individuals who the NIPA Board considers have a demonstrable personal or professional interest in national infrastructure planning and authorisation.

There are currently three categories of membership:

Individual members, who will be charged a fee of £75 for each membership year, which runs from 1 June each year.

NIPA Member (Early Years Practitioner (EYP) — 10 years or less qualification/practice in the infrastructure planning sphere) £40

Student NIPA Member £25

NIPA members are drawn from a diverse group of individuals and organisations with involvement or interests in the planning and authorisation of major infrastructure projects including:

  • Environmental organisations
  • Funders of projects
  • Interest groups
  • Local authorities
  • National and devolved government bodies
  • Professional advisers, such as engineers, environmental advisers, lawyers, planners and surveyors
  • Professional and trade associations and bodies
  • Project promoters
  • Industry regulators

For membership queries, please contact Lucinda at