What We Do

POSW provides the collective voice of Chief Planning Officers from local planning authorities (LPAs) across Wales. We work across sectors to address the significant issues that face the planning system, in order to collaboratively find the solutions that will help deliver great places.

We aim to support the work of LPAs by engaging with relevant organisations and stakeholders, and where necessary lobby for change, with the overall aim of delivering improved outcomes in placemaking and sustainable development.

We also act to share and promote excellence, best practice and solutions across public sector planners.

Our Partners & Stakeholders

Our partners and stakeholders are varied and represent the interest groups from the public and private sectors, including:

Welsh Government officials & elected Members


Design Commission for Wales


Building and development sector


Local Government


Natural Resources Wales (NRW)


Agents and professionals from across the sector


Royal Town Planning Institute


Utility providers


Young planners