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UPDATE August 2010

Date: 27/8/2010

Tthe POS members e-bulletin August 2010.


The Planning Officers Society E-Bulletin for POS Members

1              Breaking News ....

2             Spatial Planning Latest  

3              Development Management Latest

4              Legal Update

5              Brief Updates

6              Society Matters

7              Forthcoming Events

8              Correspondence

9              And Finally .....                     

1   BREAKING NEWS .........

...  the Society is shortly to launch a new look website with much enhanced features together with a new style e-bulletin; the new system is planned to be operational on 1st September.  You do need to register with us your special interests (go to Your POS below at Society Matters). We hope you will appreciate the efforts made on your behalf to create more user-friendly media.

As a consequence if you are reading this bulletin after 1st September it is likely that none of the links within it will work; you will need to go to the website and search for the article/news item you are looking for.  

When you first access the new site please log-in to the members area by entering the email address you have registered with us and click on "forgotten password". You will then be automatically sent a new one; and you can proceed from there.


 Legal Challenge over Revocation of RSSs

Edinburgh-based Cala Homes has made an application for Judicial Review of the recent decision by Communities secretary Eric Pickles to revoke regional strategies on 6 July 2010. It believes the Secretary of State acted unlawfully as the move required primary legislation and that transitional arrangements should have been put in place before the announcement.

The grounds for the claim focus on an application by the house builder for 2,000 homes on a site in Winchester, Hampshire, which was turned down in June. Cala Homes argues that no appeal can take place while there is an absence of planning policy.

See more information on the Winchester City Council website at 

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