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We are the credible voice for public sector planning practitioners, pursuing good and effective planning practice within local government.  As a member you keep up to date with our monthly e-bulletin; get access to draft responses by the Society to Government consultation documents; participate in specialist networks, task groups, and/or regional meetings; network with your peers and Government officials; benefit from occasional free seminars by POS Enterprises specialist consultants; and participate in occasional visits/study tours. 

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“The Society represents senior professionals and managers of planning functions in the public sector serving the English Local Authorities.”

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Presidents Piece October 2016 - 23/10/2016
I pose myself two questions this month: 1.    Is it reasonable t...
Technical consultation on implementation of neighbourhood planning provisions in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill - 19/10/2016
The POS welcomes these changes that will both speed up the process of making and...
Self -sufficient local government: 100 per cent Business Rates Retention Technical Consultation - 30/9/2016
The Society's aim is to ensure that planning makes a major contribution to achi...
Development Management Committee - 11/11/2016
location: Trafford Town Hall outline: How Trafford uses PPAs; use of Planning...
London Region - 18/11/2016
location: Greenwich details: Mike Kiely  ...
TO OJEU OR NOT TO OJEU: REVISITED Guidance for local authorities on navigating p...