POS welcomes the findings of the Local Panel Expert Group (LPEG), we whole-heartedly support future work in this area and look forward to continuing to input into this work. We strongly welcome the report as a whole. We have provided some constructive comments to some of the recommendations laid out in Appendix A of the main document, in order to enable the recommendations to be developed into legislative, procedural and policy changes to this vitally important area of the planning system. We have followed the numbering of the recommendation paragraphs.
We understand that some of the details need further consideration as to how they would work in practice and, as we represent planning in the public sector, we would clearly want to be included in the Technical Working Group because of the extensive experience and insight that we can offer.