29 May 2020
A concordat which commits the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Planning Officers Society (POS) to increased collaboration over the next five years has been signed in an online ceremony.
https://www.rtpi.org.uk/press-releases/2020/may/rtpi-and-planning-officers-society-come-together-to-support-chief-planners/ Read more
17 March 2020
Latest advice from Government to avoid all non-essential contacts dictates that we avoid all non-essential meetings. The Society have therefore taken the decision to cancel all network meetings until further notice. This includes the Policy Forum, the POS DM and SP networks, the regional networks and POS NOVUS.
The Board if it needs to meet will do so electronically.
POS Enterprises has cancelled supported learning group meetings which were due to take place this month and will make decisions about future meetings in the light of Government advice at the time. It will confer with clients for training to agree whether planned courses should go ahead or be postponed.
22 October 2018
I thought after my last few blogs that I’d start with sharing a little of how I spent the last week of September, which proved to be challenging, fascinating, worrying and heartening in equal measure – pretty typical for many of us I expect. Read more
31 July 2018
Breaking News ...
... which you are all no doubt aware of - is that the Revised NPPF has now been published together with some associated changes to the Planning Practice Guidance. Read more
27 July 2018
The Planning Officers Society (POS) welcomes the fact that MHCLG has considered and positively responded to consultation responses in some important areas, including on the retention of social rented housing within the 'affordable housing' definition, design quality, the approach to small sites and climate change.
Paul Seddon, POS's President said 'POS will work with both its members and partners across the sector to help with its successful implementation. However, POS remains concerned that there is still a 'one size fits all' approach in parts of the Revised Framework despite the complex different issues facing planning across the country.' Read more
29 June 2018
The Society's New President ...
... is Paul Seddon, Director of Planning and Regeneration at Nottingham City Council. Paul was elected at the Society's Annual General Meeting held in Stamford on Friday 15th June 2018 and is the 22nd President of the Society since its formation in 1997.