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POS Manifesto

Our Manifesto calls for a series of targeted changes and refinements to the planning system to ensure that it is optimised to do its job as effectively and efficiently as possible.

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POS Consultation response to National Planning Policy Guidance, National Planning Policy Framework, Housing Delivery Test rule book May 2018

26 May 2018
POS response covers Strategic Planning, real concerns regarding the Housing Delivery Test, Viability, Plan-Making and Minerals and Waste matters through to Developer Contributions and Section 106 Agreements Read more

Consultation responses

Improving the use of planning conditions

02 March 2018
POS response to second consultation from Government on conditions  Read more

Consultation responses

Land value capture inquiry

02 March 2018
POS response to Communities and Local Government Committee on Land Value Capture Inquiry Housing Read more

Consultation responses

Permission in Principle Briefing Note

02 February 2018
The Society has issued a briefing note folowing an informal discussion with DCLG re the introduction of Permission in Principle by application which is coming in June 2018. Read more

Good practice

Conservation Principles consultation

02 February 2018
POS considers that communal value has lost its importance within assessing the significance of a heritage asset. Communal Value is different to Historic Value and we believe that it's importance could be emphasised through it having a specific section as with the other values. The terminology provided a very useful link to the localism agenda. When identifying undesignated heritage assets of local interest Read more

Consultation responses

Planning for the right homes in the right places

10 November 2017
POS welcomes the approach of a standard methodology, which will save LPAs time and expense, however we do not agree with an arbitrary figure added to the Objectively Assessed Need (OAN). Read more

Consultation responses

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