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Major growth in the use in EoTs and PPAs unlikely

9/12/2016

Confusion over implications of six-month holding direction on Birmingham local plan

2/12/2016

London draft guidance sends strong signal to developers

2/12/2016

More effective strategic planning needed

30/11/2016

Little sense to artificially constrain NIC's budget

25/11/2016

Assessing quality not something to be measured in numbers

24/11/2016

Good news for planning expected in Housing White Paper

18/11/2016

Government must be bold in broadening its approach

15/11/2016

Rise in appeal costs awards result of NPPF 5 year housing land supply requirement

11/11/2016

New leaders must be ready to flex

11/11/2016

Being a local government planner is one of the most stressful jobs you can have

4/11/2016

Developers and planning officers join forces to recommend improvements to planning conditions

2/11/2016

Proposed new power for ministers to order local authorities to prepare joint plans

28/10/2016

Prospect of planning fee increases being ring-fenced for planning departments excellent news

27/10/2016

Tory MPs must be prepared to make difficult calls even if unpopular

21/10/2016

Will National Infrastructure Commission endure?

21/10/2016

Prospects for fracking on the increase

21/10/2016

Extension of PDR rules potential design problem

14/10/2016

Relocating businesses to free up sites for housing can make sense

14/10/2016

Shift in government approach could prompt councils to encourage more private rented housing

22/9/2016

POS welcomes changes to speed up making and modifying neighbourhood plans

17/9/2016

Geography question needs answer

16/9/2016

Research programme launched to examine NSIPs trends and issues

16/9/2016

Assertions in consultation document could be based on anecdotal evidence

15/9/2016

Zero carbon homes policy requires councils to have specialist expertise

9/9/2016

LPAs not revising assessments of need for Gypsies and Travellers

9/9/2016

Onus is on LPAs to support neighbourhood plan groups

2/9/2016

Javid's first appeal decisions are fairly measured

19/8/2016

Government needs to be clearer about Shale Wealth Fund

12/8/2016

Few LAs making best use of social media

9/8/2016

S154 could be used to drive forward SPZs or EZs

5/8/2016

Light touch approach to simple appeals suggested

29/7/2016

Planning not the biggest factor in holding back housebuilding

29/7/2016

Barwell 'gets planning'

22/7/2016

Changes in regulations unlikely this year

21/7/2016

Slow down in housebuilding as result of Brexit vote?

11/7/2016

Unwise to reduce housing targets on back of BREXIT vote

8/7/2016

Planning offers a force for stability

8/7/2016

Devolution to result in return to effective strategic planning?

8/7/2016

What could Brexit could mean for public procurement?

6/7/2016

Becoming President of the Planning Officers Society

30/6/2016

Duty to cooperate requirement still a casue for concern

30/6/2016

LB Hounslow awarded POS Cup

28/6/2016

NEW PRESIDENT FOR THE PLANNING OFFICERS SOCIETY

17/6/2016

More authorities may go for market supplements

17/6/2016

Planning: the electoral giant-killer

17/6/2016

Radical changes to the English planning system in store

17/6/2016

Government tiptoeing around big issue of national infrastructure

3/6/2016

Pledge to build more homes each year in London will require widespread discussion

3/6/2016

Pre-commencement conditions can be proactive

3/6/2016

AVs can help transform our towns and streets

3/6/2016

Retention of business rates could provide much needed infrastructure boosts

3/6/2016

POS sponsors Planning Awards

3/6/2016

POS remains concerned about some parts of the Housing and Planning Act

20/5/2016

Affordable housing ten-unit threshold a very blunt instrument

20/5/2016

Government should act more like a critical friend

20/5/2016

New towns are back on the agenda

20/5/2016

Simplifications to planning process outlined in Queens Speech

19/5/2016

LPAs must drive debate on station locations

6/5/2016

POS welcomes the findings of the Local Panel Expert Group

28/4/2016

You don't have to wait untill everything is in place to get a sound plan

22/4/2016

Money pulled from vital service

22/4/2016

Industrial space could be lost for innovative small businesses in creative industries

15/4/2016

The Planning Papers implicate everyone

15/4/2016

Sunset clause removes threat hanging over LPAs

8/4/2016

Placemaking Awards judging panel includes POS

8/4/2016

POS concerned about limits on eligibility for housing to be approved via a DCO

8/4/2016

Scope for negotiating other affordable provision limited by Starter Homes requirement

1/4/2016

Proposed CPO reforms should give LAs greater powers to unlock undeveloped sites

1/4/2016

LPEG report includes strong messages about strategic planning

24/3/2016

Four POS members amongst the most influential women in UK planning

20/3/2016

PPAs can help fund planning departments

18/3/2016

Riddell spots emergence of more pragmatic approach to local plan scrutiny

18/3/2016

Restore the aim of green belt policy

18/3/2016

Local Plans Expert Group Report supports much of POS representations

17/3/2016

Evans warns against entire affordable allocations becoming Starter Homes

11/3/2016

Kiely suggests national portal for self-build registers

11/3/2016

Upward extensions in London unlikely to be on significant scale

4/3/2016

Citing local finance considerations even when not material is contradictory

4/3/2016

Requirements for self-build serviced plots cold be onerous for LPAs and achieve little

4/3/2016

Politics at the heart of a council's failure to move forward with local plans

26/2/2016

Some communities may choose not to address housing numbers in neighbourhood plans

26/2/2016

A good planning service should be defined by range of measures

26/2/2016

HCA still has important role in bringing forward public sector land for development

26/2/2016

LPAs already take role of small sites into account in assessing five-year land supply

26/2/2016

Self-build registers will create false impression

12/2/2016

Court decision could result in storm in a teacup

12/2/2016

Fears that publishing pre-application advice could deter early discussions are unfounded

12/2/2016

Withholding New Homes Bonus could have significant impact

12/2/2016

POS welcomes the update report of the Lyons Housing Commission

11/2/2016

Effective working between LPAs and developers

30/1/2016

Strong political leadership required to see through plans to alter green belt boundaries

29/1/2016

Proactive local authorities need to remove barriers to development

29/1/2016

Lack of five-year land housing supply is overriding neighbourhood plannning policies

29/1/2016

Brilliant time for planners

29/1/2016

Planning should start with a vision

29/1/2016

New development in metropolitan green belt inevitable

29/1/2016

Concerns about CIL are premature

29/1/2016

S106 dispute resolution could intruduce new uncertainties into planning process

15/1/2016

Would public interest be served if an alternative provider processed an application, asks POS

15/1/2016

Publicly owned sites released for development must be subject to prior discussion and agreement with the LPA

15/1/2016

Changes to local plans likely as result of starter homes initiative

15/1/2016

On-going cuts in planning budgets may run counter to government's growth plans

15/1/2016

Focus on home ownership may undermine goal to increase house building

15/1/2016

POS suggests it is not a good idea for applications in to be processed by 'a designated person' rather than the LPA

14/1/2016

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