POS writes innovative publications to influence the future shape of the planning system and to share best practice.

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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 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

New Build Developments: Delivering gigabit-capable connections - POS response to consultation

21 December 2018
POS supports the idea for the UK to become a world leader in digital connectivity – increasing our competitiveness, boosting productivity and meeting future demands of consumers and businesses. Our main consideration of the proposal is the resources required within Local Authorities to manage this.  Read more

Consultation responses

POS consultation response to changes to planning policy and guidance including the standard method for assessing local housing need

07 December 2018
POS consultation response to MHCLG consultation on changes to planning policy and guidance including the standard method for assessing local housing need Read more

Consultation responses

POS response to Independent Review of Planning Appeal Inquiries

18 September 2018
POS response to Independent Review of Planning Appeal Inquiries, including key suggestions, such as electronic working, carrying out a site visit before opening a Planning Inquiry to help speed up the process. As well as a minimum time to review rebuttals and a large fine for appellants withdrawing a Planing Inquiry before the process begins.  Read more

Consultation responses

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