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Presidentís Message

The Society represents senior professionals and managers of planning functions in the public sector serving English Local Authorities.We are rightly styled as the credible voice for public sector planning practitioners.

We set out to:

  • enable public sector planners to work together with Government and partners
  • be a strong and united voice for public sector planners supporting and shaping planning policy and practice in local communities
  • be a preferred point of contact for public sector planners where they can access learning, support and networking opportunities
  • find common ground with other disciplines, organisations and the media to improve the planning process, policy and implementation
  • broaden our membership and create a strong cohort of young planners, representative of the ethnic and gender diversity of the UK.

The Society's aim is to make planning more effective in delivering sustainable development to support the well-being of our communities.

For 2016/17 Anna Rose said "my aim for the year is to promote the production of plans to secure the development that is necessary across the country. In doing this, I am encouraging local government planners to drive forward a new approach to strategic planning, being brave and bold in the advice they give to elected members. We all need to work together, across administrative boundaries, to create deliverable development plans for our areas." 

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Anna Rose,  President 2016/17; Email president@planningofficers.org.uk

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