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Our Aims

The primary aims of HESPA are to:

  • Promote awareness and understanding of HE planning issues

  • Provide a forum for those with an interest in HE planning issues to network and discuss areas of shared interest

  • Provide a focus for planning input to statutory bodies, other organisations and sources of expertise within the sector

  • Develop, run and contribute to appropriate workshops, seminars, and conference sessions relevant to planning issues

  • Contribute to the professional development of planners by organising an annual HESPA Conference

  • Link with planning and associated communities within HE internationally, supporting the development of best practice within the UK planning community