Join POS

By joining POS you will receive:

  • a regular e-bulletin keeping you up to date on key planning and POS matters
  • access to draft responses by POS to Government consultation documents
  • an opportunity to participate in forums, networks and/or regional meetings
  • an opportunity to network with your peers and Government officials
  • an opportunity to participate in visits and study tours
  • excellent value or free CPD events
  • … and much more

If you are already a member of POS you can Manage your Preferences.

Membership categories

We have two categories of membership: Full and Associate.

Full membership is available to planners who work for a local planning authority or any other .gov.uk organisation that operates within the field of planning in England or you are a planner who primarily provides planning services to such organisations.

Associate membership is available for other individuals or organisations who are not entitled to full membership but operate within or support the field of planning in England.

 

Full Membership

You can join as an organisation or an individual.

This is available to any local planning authority, or any other .gov.uk organisation that operates within the field of planning in England.

Such membership entitles planners working for such an organisation, who meet the criteria for individual membership of POS, to register as members of POS for the duration of their organisation’s membership. Such members have all the benefits of individual membership, but they will not personally be liable for an annual subscription, which shall be the responsibility of their organisation.

Where a planner works for such an organisation and either their organisation is not a member of POS or was but have not renewed their membership, such a person will need to become an Individual member of POS to maintain their membership.

Membership rates are:

£450 - Authorities with population more than 350,000
£400 - Authorities with population between 200,000 and 350,000
£325 - Authorities with population between 100,000 and 200,000
£250 - Authorities with population less than 100,000
£250 - National park authorities
£275 - Counties in a two tier structure

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This is available to any person in England if:

  • they are working in planning for a local planning authority, or any other .gov.uk organisation that operates within the field of planning in England
  • they primarily provide planning services to such organisations
  • they are retired from either type of role and are no longer economically active within or in support of the field of planning.

The membership fee is £25

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Associate Membership

For those who do not meet the criteria for Full Membership but still work within the field of planning, you can chose either public or private sector membership.

This is available to any person or organisation primarily offering services to support local planning authorities in England or a charity operating in the field of planning. This includes a RTPI recognised planning school/university. These will tend to be .org or .ac type of organisations.

Membership rates are:

£100 - Organisation
£25 - Individual

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This is available to any person or organisation engaged within or in support of the field of planning in England. These will tend to be .co.uk or .com type of organisations.

Membership rates are:

£500 - Organisation
£100 - Individual

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Manage preferences

As a member of POS, you can choose:

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