The Planning Officers Society represents the senior professionals and managers of planning services in the public sector in or serving English Local Authorities. The Society's aim is to make planning more effective in delivering sustainable development to support the well-being of our communities.
The Society's track record
The Society, formed in 1997, has an impressive track record that includes:
The voice of public sector planning
POS is recognised by CLG, LGA, PINS, CABE, PAS, English Heritage and others as an organisation dedicated to excellence in public service provision and a key player in taking forward the planning reform agenda.
In addition, the Society has had the foresight to establish a trading and delivery arm for the Society (POS Enterprises Ltd) to undertake commissions which further the interests of public service planning and to coordinate responses to consultations, etc via the LGA Coordinator. The Society separately contracts administrative support, website services and network management.
Membership of the Planning Officers Society gets you:
To become a member
We represent over 1300 individual planners working in some 80% of the local authorities and public sector organisations around the country. We can rightly style ourselves as "the credible voice of public sector planning".
If you would like to become a member contact the Membership Administration Service of the Society by telophoning 01296 422161, or by emailing email@example.com or by going to the Registration page of the website.