POS Enterprises has worked with a pilot group of local authorities to bring out the practical issues involved in moving to true development management, and identify and overcome potential barriers to change. This gives our consultants a strong grasp of the issues which a development management service can face in today's pressurised environment.
Budget pressures on authorities make it essential that resources are used effectively, and the way planning applications are processed is a good starting place. We offer a strategic review of your service to identify how it might be streamlined, and at the same time enhance the development management approach. The review will pinpoint aspects of current procedures which could be simplified to enable faster and more economical processing. Further assistance can also be provided to implement procedural and professional practice changes, and facilitate changes in the roles of personnel.
We can also offer particular expertise in reviewing the operation of the Planning Committee, its practices and how behaviour can be perceived by third parties. The findings can then be addressed through work with key members or the Committee as a body.
We are not associated with any particular application processing software, nor do we bring a standard suite of procedures. Rather, our service will be individually tailored to the local situation and priorities.
Development management and localism group
This group brings together a number of authorities to share experiences and explore how their development management services can be improved and successfully take on board the localism agenda. For details contact Andrew Wright (see below).
We offer officer and elected member training which addresses both the principles of development management and the probity issues which can arise for elected members where they are involved in pre-application discussions. For details click here.
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For further information about development management services, please contact Andrew Wright on 0845 6019 067 or at email@example.com