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The History of the POS

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.

On 10 March 2011 POS became a Charity (Registered Number 1140770 20-22 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4 JS) with the purpose of advancing the education of the public in planning law, planning policy and public sector planning practice. It fulfils this purpose though a programme of policy and project work, events and education, publication and dissemination of good practice and electronic update bulletins.

Past Presidents 

Graeme Bell
1997/98
James Caird
1998/99
Keith Hamilton
1999/2000
John Kilford
2000/01
 
James Russell
2001/02
John Silvester
2002/03
Gill Gowing
2003/04
Paul Watson
2004/05
 
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Graham Jones
2005/06
Hilary Herbert
2006/07
Steve Quartermain
2007/08
Phil Kirby             2008/09
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David Hackforth 
2009/10
Stephen Tapper
2010/11

Mike Holmes 2011/12          

Malcolm Sharp             2012/13
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Mike Kiely       20013/14 David Evans 2014/15 Stewart Murray 2015/16 Anna Rose 2016/17

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