Our Priorities

Each year POSW identifies the priority goals of the Chief Planning Officers from across Wales. These are the matters collectively considered most critical to be addressed by partners across the private and public sectors. POSW are focussed on efforts to seek positive change and improved outcomes in each of these important areas.

POSW has agreed the following issues as our priorities to address in terms of supporting the work of LPAs, promoting best practice, and ultimately influencing outcomes:

Enhanced resources within planning authorities to enable effective service delivery, including increases to statutory fees

Placemaking principles driving decision making across the authorities and disciplines integral to the planning system

Increased rates of delivery of high-quality sustainable forms of development, including new homes

Resolution of flood risk and phosphate/nitrate matters that could constrain development

Improved coverage of replacement Local Development Plans, with resources and delivery frameworks committed to enabling preliminary work on Strategic Development Plans