The Planning Officers Society was formed in April 1997 by the amalgamation of the former County Planning Officers Society, District Planning Officers Society and the Metropolitan Planning Officers Society. With the formation of a single Local Government Association it was decided by the constituent societies that a single voice for local authority planning practitioners would be the most effective way of pursuing good and effective planning practice within local government. In March 2011 POS became a Registered Charity.
The Society's aim is to ensure that planning makes a major contribution to achieving sustainable developments, from national to local level, in ways, which are fair and equitable and achieve the social economic and environmental aspirations of all sectors of the community.
The Society's work is principally undertaken by the Cabinet, and two Committees and seven topic forums covering all aspects of planning and the management of the built and green environments;for more information go to the Members - Committees & Forums page.
The Society also operates on a regional basis; for more information go to the Regions page
If you would like to join the Society go to the Members Why Join POS? page.
General enquiries of the Society can be sent to: