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Malcolm Sharp Awarded MBE

31/12/2015

Not all commuter hubs can accept higher density development

18/12/2015

Permission in principle should not take away normal controls and considerations

18/12/2015

POS welcomes Sarah Richards as new CEO of PINS

18/12/2015

Bill amendment could be 'bashing heads' measure

18/12/2015

Changes to new Homes Bonus could favour counties?

18/12/2015

The pantomime needs a new script

18/12/2015

Climate change agreement at Paris could mean different approach to renewables and fracking in UK

14/12/2015

Wholesale shift in delivery of affordable housing needed to create new Starter Homes

4/12/2015

Policy teams under threat in new round of planning cuts?

4/12/2015

Housing and Planning Bill Commentary

4/12/2015

Chancellor's Autumn Statement - main features of interest include planning reform

26/11/2015

Green Belt releases need to be managed properly

20/11/2015

Inevitable the affordable housing mix will move towards more intermediate tenures

20/11/2015

Development management departments should be wholly self-funded

20/11/2015

Proving hard to protect employment land

20/11/2015

An excuse not to plan for traveller pitches?

20/11/2015

Seize the day on devolution

20/11/2015

POS sponsored award for LPA Team of the Year announced

18/11/2015

Will residents really give up the right to complain about noise?

6/11/2015

Secretary of state is watering down local independence

6/11/2015

Housing NPS seems unlikely

1/11/2015

Permanent rule for conversion of offices into homes could mean more poor quality housing

23/10/2015

Discounted homes for first-time buyers will impact on housing markets

23/10/2015

Goldsmith's empowering of local communities could harm borough/city relationships

23/10/2015

Planning Awards judging panel includes POS

23/10/2015

Starter homes initiative disturbing

20/10/2015

Number of shared planning services increasing

16/10/2015

Jointly agreed housing numbers must be part of transparent process

9/10/2015

Greater incentives to draw up local plans could help

7/10/2015

Despite Lewis's assertions many councils across the country are making joint working work

7/10/2015

POS supports the reuse of public sector land and buildings when it is appropriate and sustainable

7/10/2015

Will Cameron's 'affordable houses' mean even more land will need to be released?

6/10/2015

Offshore wind projects diminishing

25/9/2015

How to renew strategic planning

25/9/2015

Use the checks and balances in your IT systems to avoid s106 blunders

25/9/2015

Direct action on a grand scale proposed by Cameron, says POS

15/9/2015

Strategic planning set to make a comeback?

11/9/2015

New Gypsies and Travellers policy gives LAs some difficult judgements to make but offers steer on green belt use

11/9/2015

Unauthorised development - intentional or not, that is the question

2/9/2015

Quartermain to take over as interim chief executive at PINS

28/8/2015

A cunning plan to allow allocation of rural exception sites?

28/8/2015

Dropping feed-in tariffs likely to hit nation's sustainable energy objectives hard

27/8/2015

Ramping up the criteria for designation will further increase the pressure on planning authorities

26/8/2015

Councils overcharging CIL for small developments surely cannot be widespread

22/8/2015

Planning is a vital, yet undervalued service, key to improved prosperity

18/8/2015

Increase in article 4 directions likely as permanent conversion of offices to residential on its way

14/8/2015

High Court ruling a shot across the bows of DCLG

7/8/2015

Survey suggests little support for protecting planning services from further cuts to be expected

7/8/2015

A turbulent time for the planning system, says Kiely

31/7/2015

Design standards should be similar for all homes

31/7/2015

NOVUS calls for 'duty-to-deliver' council housing where private sector fails

29/7/2015

LPAs will be in a Humpty Dumpty world of uncertainty with prospect of local plan intervention

22/7/2015

Taking away local plan preparation from LPAs contrary to principle of localism

17/7/2015

Devolution deals need clarity about strategic planning

17/7/2015

Too early to call Clark's intentions

17/7/2015

New onshore windfarm guidance puts ball in the hands of the courts

17/7/2015

Brownfield planning proposals an end to local democracy?

15/7/2015

Taking out onshore wind a back-handed compliment to NSIP regime

3/7/2015

Confusion over statement on onshore wind farm appeals

26/6/2015

POS supports the Planning Awards

24/6/2015

Murray New President for POS

21/6/2015

Lack of set methodology for assessing housing land supply is unhelpful

19/6/2015

Words to the wise for Greg Clark

12/6/2015

Clark must not undermine role of inspectors

12/6/2015

Swansea Bay tidal lagoon decision raises major issues

11/6/2015

Strong case for local fee setting

5/6/2015

Local housing markets may diversify

5/6/2015

Cross-authority working on the increase

5/6/2015

Queen's Speech Implications Unclear

27/5/2015

Meeting the planning challenge impossible in current funding regime

22/5/2015

Brownfield LDOs need to be piloted

22/5/2015

Future of brownfield land should be determined locally, says Evans

18/5/2015

POS suggests five key areas the new government needs to address

12/5/2015

Local plans may be flexible enough to accommodate the impacts of a new or expanded runway in south east, suggests Kiely

8/5/2015

Starter homes initiative could result in less than acceptable conditions for occupants, suggests Silvester

8/5/2015

Concern expressed over delays by PINS with appeals

8/5/2015

POS plans to build a more efficient planning system

5/5/2015

London needs to take a wider view, says Catriona Riddell

24/4/2015

200,000 homes a year as promised by Labour Could Re-Inforce Influential role of Planning in Delivering Growth, Says Silvester

15/4/2015

Silvester Says Elements of Lib Dem Manifesto Perplexing

15/4/2015

Conservative Party Manifesto Pledge to have Target for Brownfield Land Development is Contrary to Spirit of Localism, says Silvester

14/4/2015

Planners should not be neutral, says POS NOVUS

8/4/2015

Planning key to meeting housing needs and delivering economic growth, says POS

2/4/2015

North of England Transport Plan Impacts on Local Plans

27/3/2015

Councils Lack Resources to Implement Self-Build Homes Requirements

27/3/2015

Councils fail to involve members in cross-boundary work at an early enough stage

25/3/2015

POS Manifesto Part 3 Launched - Green Belt

25/3/2015

Joint POS/BPF Conference Marks Mature Collaboration

19/3/2015

POS Manifesto is Expanded with Launch of Infrastructure Paper

19/3/2015

Starter Homes Scheme will be a Nightmare, Warns Kiely

13/3/2015

Household Projections Starting Point for Local Plans, says POS

13/3/2015

Reshaping of Highways Agency to Impact on Local Authorities, Says POS

13/3/2015

Changes to London Mayorís Power to Intervene in Housing Applications Will Extra Resources at GLA, Warns POS

27/2/2015

POS Concerned That Monitoring s106 At Risk Following High Court Ruling

27/2/2015

Planning System Not Fit For Purpose, Warns Kiely

27/2/2015

POS Central to Placemaking Awards Judging Panel

27/2/2015

Planning Officers Walk a Narrow Line, Says POS

10/2/2015

POS Suggests Pilots are Way Forward for 'Stepping Onto the Housing Ladder' Proposals

10/2/2015

In Run-Up to General Election POS Summarises Main Parties Planning Policies

10/2/2015

Many Brownfield Sites Capable of Being Developed for Housing Are Likely to be Already Designated, Suggests POS

4/2/2015

Rejection of Plans to Demolish Liverpool Victorian Streets Heralds a Warning, Says POS

30/1/2015

High Refusal Rate on Barn Conversions Not Surprising, Suggests POS

30/1/2015

Next Government Needs Big Vision, Says POS's Riddell

30/1/2015

Councils' Budgeting Secrets Revealed by Former POS President

30/1/2015

Contentious Planning Matters Are Best Made Locally, Comments POS

23/1/2015

Threats to Planning Officers Not Commonplace But Need to be Taken Seriously, Says POS

20/1/2015

POS Broadly Welcomes Proposals to Change Threshold for Assessing Need for EIA on Large Housing Schemes

15/1/2015

Lewis is Right in Emphasising SHMA is Just First Stage in Developing Local Plan, Says POS

15/1/2015

Councils May Struggle to Determine Neighbourhood Plan Bids in Urban Areas Even With Extended 13-week Deadline, Suggests POS

15/1/2015

Proposed Changes to Policy on Gypsies and Travellers Could be Difficult for BothTravellers and Councils, Suggest POS

15/1/2015

No Shift in Government Policy Based on Recent SoS Wind Energy Development Decisions, Suggests POSs Silvester

8/1/2015

Coherent Waste Planning Vital to Economically Productive Society, Says POSs Murfin

3/1/2015

Finn Williams (POS NOVUS) - one of the ten planning people to watch in 2015

2/1/2015

Authorities Vulnerable Without Up-To-Date Local Plan, Says POS

2/1/2015

Planning Can Help Economic Growth and Save Money, Says Kiely for POS

2/1/2015

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