The Planning Officers Society is a Lmited Company, Registered in England and Wales No: 6709078; and also a Charity, Registered Number 1140770; the Registered Office is 20-22 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4JS.
The Society as a company is governed by its ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION. The Society is also obliged to have a MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION.
The PURPOSE OF THE CHARITY is to advance the education the education of the public in planning law, planning policy and public sector planning practice. It fulfils this purpose though a programme of policy and project work, events and education, publication and dissemination of good practice and electronic update bulletins.
The Society also has RULES which it has to abide by; an extract is included below:
RULES OF THE SOCIETY
1. Name of the Society
1.1 Planning Officers Society
2. Statement of Objectives
2.1 To act as an advocate for all local government planning and related services; to provide, through research, exchanges of information and best practice, an efficient and effective service delivery.
2.2 To provide assistance and advice to the local Government Association and to Central Government on planning related matters.
2.3 To promote the planning services within Local Government
2.4 To provide appropriate services and support to the members of the Society and their authorities in furthering planning in Local Government and enhancing service delivery.
2.5 To act as a centre of excellence in Local Government planning matters, for example by the production of advice notes, codes of practice and a network of Committees and Regional Groups through which information and best practice is shared between Local Government planning practitioners.
2.6 To act as a focal point for liaison between other planning professionals and those practising in Local Government and to liaise with the Royal Town Planning Institute and other related professional bodies.
3. Financial Year
3.1 The financial year shall commence on 1 April.