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Housing delivery test risky business if fail to meet numbers in the local plan

3/11/2017

LAs should challenge poor quality development in the countryside

3/11/2017

Court ruling provides helpful clarification of achieving deliverable sites

3/11/2017

Is Khan all about housing numbers?

26/10/2017

DCO route gives certainty over decision timescale

20/10/2017

Planning can and must be allowed to deliver

14/10/2017

Development corporations do work

13/10/2017

PDRs fantastic for non-contentious issues

5/10/2017

Authorities likely to see their implied housing need figures rise

29/9/2017

Questions raised over robustness of housing need methodology

22/9/2017

How low-cost planning might look

15/9/2017

Local politics plays a part in decision making

8/9/2017

Co-living presents realistic affordable option

8/9/2017

Planning Officers Society Members Invited to join Women in Planning

7/9/2017

Ombudsman complaints directly linked to nature and level of complexity of an authority

1/9/2017

Pressing need for planning fee increase

30/8/2017

Why the planning wreckers can take the summer off

18/8/2017

Trying to ensure a greater degree of quality

18/8/2017

Authorities need clear spending plans and priorities for CIL

18/8/2017

Time will tell whether allowing offices to be converted to residential without permission is positive change

28/7/2017

Duty to cooperate legal test a serious affair

21/7/2017

Keep calm and carry on plan-making

20/7/2017

Exclusive survey reveals how councils plan to spend revenues raised from planning fee increases

14/7/2017

Black Country core strategy review charts directions for growth

14/7/2017

Sharing services may have unexpected results

3/7/2017

Housing white paper calls for new regulations

2/7/2017

Raynsford review calls for evidence on review of planning system

28/6/2017

New CPO powers missing from Queens Speech

23/6/2017

POS Trophy awarded to the Local Authority Planning Team of the Year

22/6/2017

Confusion over calculating five-year housing land supply

20/6/2017

POS issues statement regarding fire safety in tall buildings

20/6/2017

What more can be done to build the homes we need?

19/6/2017

Anna Rose to be the new Head of the PAS

19/6/2017

21st President for the Planning Officers Society elected

17/6/2017

Planning Officers Society image rebranded

16/6/2017

Five year land supply figures improving

15/6/2017

Sensitive personal details a challenge for LPAs to identify

9/6/2017

MPs tend not to get over-involved in planning

2/6/2017

Take us back to creative planning

26/5/2017

Supreme Court rules Local Plan is a prime factor to be taken into account when making planning decisions

17/5/2017

A new Tory government likely to maintain support for green belt policy

5/5/2017

Increase in application fees supported but effect will be dissipated

4/5/2017

Any delay to application fee increase could cause headaches for LPAs

27/4/2017

Growing number of disagreements despite Duty to Cooperate

27/4/2017

Housing delivery test has big implications

21/4/2017

Ministerial decision on green belt a shot across the bows for LPAs

21/4/2017

Housing supply problem-diagnosis for LAs

20/4/2017

Planning and licensing operate on different levels

19/4/2017

Modern industrial warehouses unlikely to be acceptable for C3 conversion

13/4/2017

Big rise in examination fees for infrastructure development using 2008 Act route

13/4/2017

3 month target for SofS call-ins not that challenging

7/4/2017

End of 2017 reasonable target for brownfield land registers

31/3/2017

More effective strategic planning on the cards

31/3/2017

Unusual for PINS to admit inspector got it wrong

24/3/2017

Little appetite to use new powers for housing under fast-track Planning Act 2008 regime

17/3/2017

Few authorities with specific policies for ageing population

10/3/2017

A planner needs a joke a day

10/3/2017

Increasing development density is not a universal panacea

24/2/2017

Housing white paper leaves some big issues yet to be addressed

24/2/2017

Planning Awards judging panel includes POS members

22/2/2017

Proposed appeals fee would make sure people who want to take up the right do it responsibly

17/2/2017

Proposed changes to CIL could see LPA hiatus in activity

17/2/2017

Statutory requirement for fixed element of Starter Homes would have decimated delivery of traditional affordable housing

10/2/2017

Under proposed tests if houses aren't delivered LAs are going to pay the price

10/2/2017

Lack of up-to-date local plan will continue to leave LAs vulnerable at appeal

10/2/2017

Ministers look back to move forward

10/2/2017

A warm welcome for the changes to the Government's proposals for Starter Homes

8/2/2017

POS respond to the Government's Housing White Paper

7/2/2017

Being a nice person gets you far more than a lot of individual skills in interviews

27/1/2017

Government pledge to intervene in plan-making useful tool in pushing recalcitrant authorities

13/1/2017

POS supports Planning Awards 2017

13/1/2017

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