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UPDATE July (2) 2010

Date: 30/7/2010

Extract from the POS Members e-bulletin


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 .........

 ... Grant Shapps has set out a vision to protect and preserve rural village life. See 

POS has commented to Planning magazine "the Society welcomes the potential for local communities to have a say over their own future spatial plans; however, we do have some queries over the detail of such a proposal." See the recent press releases at Society Matters below and on our website at:‐to‐latest‐government‐poposals‐to‐protect‐and‐preserve‐rural‐village‐life.html

Environmental Protection UK has questioned the proposals too; to find out more go to


Revoking Regional Strategies: Written ministerial statement by Eric Pickles


A written ministerial statement to Parliament by CLG Secretary Eric Pickles is now available. He talks about ending Whitehall's grip on local planning policy by scrapping Regional Strategies and their centrally imposed building targets that failed to increase housebuilding. Go to

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