Development management

POS Enterprises, working in collaboration with the Planning Advisory Service, took the lead nationally in developing the principles of development management and the localism agenda. We continue to develop our expertise through support to a wide range of clients, and by collaboration with our development management group. Our approach will be tailored to your particular situation and needs, from a full review of the service to a close-up examination of a particular aspect. 

Our associates combine depth of knowledge of good practice with extensive experience of local government management and the democratic decision-making process. They bring friendly challenge to familiar practices, with the ability to see beyond issues of performance and resources to institutional or relationship factors which may be affecting the quality of service delivery. 

Focused support

Not all authorities need a full review of their service. But you can still benefit from having an expert critical friend look in depth at a particular aspect, to see how it could be streamlined or made more effective. Examples of focused studies for a range of clients include -

  • review of the enforcement operation
  • investigation of how a controversial case was handled
  • benchmarking the service against comparator authorities
  • mapping of case handling procedures
  • review of reporting to the Planning Committee
  • a high-level strategic review of the service


For enquiries about any of our services, please contact Andrew Wright, General Manager at or call 0845 6019 067.