Smarter Planning is a Planning Portal initiative to encourage professionals and local planning authorities to fully realise all the benefits of online working.
Pledging your commitment to Smarter Planning is all about us supporting you to meet best practice guidelines.
It is a commitment from you to deliver a faster, more transparent planning application service using the Planning Portal and to become a ‘Smarter Planning Champion’.
Smarter Planning will let LPAs:
Local authorities can reap these rewards by:
View a map showing local authority areas that have achieved Smarter Planning Champion status (opens in Google maps)
By pledging your commitment to Smarter Planning, you will be supported in adopting these methods through free training, resources and advice. We will work together to cement the commitment to delivering a faster and smarter planning application system.
Once Smarter Planning is put into operation at your local authority you will become an approved ‘Smarter Planning Champion’, as well as benefiting from the efficiency savings you have made.
Smarter Planning is currently being run with English LPAs only.
Signing up to the Smarter Planning Pledge will let planning agents:
You can reap these rewards by:
To sign up to Smarter Planning, all agents and other professionals need to do is complete a short validation exercise about working practices with a Planning Portal account manager (by telephone or visit as required) and implement any changes required to improve those practices.
Once validated and signed up participants will be designated as a ‘Smarter Planning Champion’ and be entitled to display the Smarter Planning logo on their website.