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President's Blog July 2019

10 July 2019
A year ago at Stamford, Paul reminded us that good planning is essential for delivering great places. Since then, and to this end, he has been committed to promoting POS’s ideas – through working with the Core Cities Group and through representing POS on the Labour Party Planning Commission. During his term, the society has experienced significant progress – the start of a new north east branch of POS, the launch of a new website and the re-invigoration of NOVUS, for young planners.  Read more

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President's Blog late Summer 2018

12 September 2018
As anyone who has read these President’s Blogs over the last few years will know, they are meant to be out on a monthly basis which means that as we are now in September I am late with this one. My excuse, when the ‘Blog Delivery Test’ is measured, is that it has been so I could get my thoughts together on the new NPPF .... Read more

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President's Blog July 2018

27 July 2018
Goodness time flies! Already over a month into my year and I have fully realised my limitations of time as a chief planner leading a busy planning department. This is something we all struggle with given the worsening financial pressures in local government. So, to help focus on a continuity of purpose and hopefully our impact, Sarah, Richard and I, as the presidential team, believe that we should work on the theme of ensuring POS is relevant and properly representative of our members and the different parts of the country across the next 3 years. Read more

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President's Blog June 2018

26 June 2018
The time has flown by since Steve Ingram took over the role as POS President for 2017/18. I want to thank Steve for his excellent work over the last year and for a great conference which has shown what good planning can achieve. As I take on my year as president I know I am ‘standing on the shoulders of giants’ and a high bar has been set. Read more

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President's Blog May 2018

29 May 2018
As we now enter into May and summer has, eventually after some delay and deliberations, finally arrived with a flourish this will be my last blog as President as Paul Seddon, who is Nottingham’s Chief Planner, will be succeeding me in the role at next month’s POS AGM. So perhaps this is the ideal opportunity for me to reflect on the themes that have been prominent during the last year.  Read more

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President's Blog April 2018

10 April 2018
Talk about things happening when your back is turned for just a moment. I happen to go on holiday for a couple of weeks at the beginning of March (went to Sri Lanka which is a lovely place with really friendly people but it does also face some challenging development and traffic management issues) and the planning world starts spinning around once again!  Read more

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