The latest planning sector news and information from POS.

President's Blog October 2018

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

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E-Bulletin July 2018

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

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POS Response to Revised NPPF publication

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

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E-Bulletin June 2018

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.  Read more

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E-Bulletin May 2018

31 May 2018
Breaking News ... ... MHCLG has said that it has received a significant number of responses to the draft revisions to the NPPF. MHCLG officials are currently reviewing these and have indicated that the revised NPPF is still on track to be published before the Parliamentary Summer Recess which starts on 20 July.  Read more

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E-Bulletin April 2018

26 April 2018
Breaking News ... ... is that the publication of the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework and associated documents is continuing to dominate people's focus. The consultation closes on 10 May. POS is in the process of finalising its full response;  Read more

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