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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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Planning for a better future: Our planning manifesto for the government

05 August 2019
Our Manifesto calls for a series of targeted changes and refinements to the planning system to ensure that the system we have is optimised to do its job as effectively and efficiently as possible. Read more

Manifesto

Spatial Planning: simplifying the process

05 August 2019
The new NPPF (February 2019) has now put in place clear requirements for Local Planning Authorities to produce strategic policies and to co-operate at this strategic level when producing their plans. Many Local Planning Authorities are now preparing joint plans to contain these policies. POS considers that this leaves the rest of the development planning process in need of review to see if it’s still fit for non-strategic policies (DPDs and Neighbourhood Plans) and their supporting guidance (SPDs) so we can get local and neighbourhood plans in place in the shortest possible time. Read more

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Land Value Capture: Exploring the Options

07 July 2019
The planning system is used to securing funding from the development process to mitigate the impact of development and to enable necessary supporting infrastructure to be funded. This system has been subject to several reviews and changes over recent years, but these have fallen short of a comprehensive review of the wider regime of land value capture. This has entered the political arena recently and POS believes that a fresh look at the system is needed. Read more

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POS response to Building Better Building Beautiful Commission

31 May 2019
POS response to Building Better Building Beautiful Commission  Read more

Consultation responses

POS response to Historic England consultation on a draft Minerals Extraction and Archeology advice note

12 April 2019
POS response to Historic England consultation on a draft Minerals Extraction and Archeology advice note  Read more

Consultation responses

POS consultation response to planning reform: supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes

14 January 2019
POS consultation response to planning reform: supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes.  Read more

Consultation responses

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