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The Society also has many active Regional Groups, whose main functions are the interchange of information, expertise and good practice among the membership and advising regional local authority organisations.

The Regional Groups are also consulted on current issues, and serve as a means of sounding opinion within the Society. 

There is a separate Society for Wales  - further information and details can be obtained from 

For Scotland the correspondence address for the Heads of Planning Scotland is; their website is

The geographical coverage of the Regional Groups coincides with the former Government Office regions - see map below.

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Details of the POS Regional Convenors/Contacts are given in the table below.




Council Telephone Email
South East Sarah Platts Medway C 01634 306000
South West Hilary Jordan West Dorset DC 01305 252303
Eastern Graham Nelson
Norwich City C 01603 212530 
London Mike Kiely Consultant 07545 837279 
East Midlands   Steve Ingram South Kesteven DC 01476 406007 
West Midlands Craig Jordan Lichfield DC 01543 308202
Yorkshire & Humber David Feeney Leeds City C  0113 2474539   
North West Mark Dickens St Helens MBC  01744 676606    
North East vacant       

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