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POS UPDATE September 2010

Date: 30/9/2010

The POS members e-bulletin for Sept 2010 is now available

EXTRACT

1                                 BREAKING NEWS .........

...  the Society new website is now operational - see all the new features at www.planningofficers.org.uk . All Members will shortly be sent their own unique log-ins and passwords to access the members-only features. Please note that not all the historic archive material has been loaded yet. We would welcome your feedback on the revised site; send your comments to communications@planningofficers.org.uk

2                                 SPATIAL PLANNING LATEST

House of Commons Select Committee Inquiry into Revocation of RSSs

POS has made a submission to the Select Committee and has been invited to attend the hearing on 18th October. When the submission has been formally cleared for publication by the Committee it will be made available to all members. The inquiry terms of reference can be found at http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/communities-and-local-government-committee/news/spatial-strategies

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Regional Economic Strategies

The Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 merged Regional Economic Strategies and Regional Spatial Strategies into a single Regional Strategy. PPS 11 Regional Strategies was published in February 2010. On 6 July 2010 the Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, announced the revocation of Regional Strategies with immediate effect which effectively included Regional Economic Strategies and PPS11.   GOSE have advised that the evidence bases may still be useful for local plan making. 


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