Ten Councils to Test Digital Tools

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Housing Minister Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP has announced a £1.1 million fund to test the use of digital tools and data standards across 10 local areas.

The planning White Paper, ‘Planning for the future’, first published in August 2020, proposed reforms to the planning system to help streamline and modernise the planning process. The pathfinder programme will look at the digital transformation of local plans that will increase community involvement and speed up the planning process.

A new digital system that makes plans map-based and accessible online will mean that local people will be able to engage with planning in their local areas, and will also help homes be built quicker.

Housing Minister Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP said: “We are moving away from notices on lamp posts to

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