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Digitalising Planning

12 June 2023 at 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM / South West England / England / United Kingdom / Online

12 June 2023 at 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
RTPI - Webinar, Online Event, Multimedia Training, Online, United Kingdom, 000000
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This webinar will give an update on the ways the planning system is embracing technology and a summary of how this drives resource efficiency. 

Speakers include:

Webinar Chair: Harry Quartermain - also providing an international perspective through reflection on the way in which the planning system was digitised in NSW, Australia. 


  • Doing Planning Differently: How the DLUHC Digital Planning Programme is working to modernise England’s planning system.
    Working with a diverse range of public and private sector partners, DLUHC’s award winning Digital Planning Programme values innovation, collaboration and working in the open. The team at DLUHC are working on 4 key work areas to improve the current planning system, all of which make use of digital and data to support the co-creation of future focused, modern planning services. In this talk programme, Eloise Maguire will share more about the work taking place, from making planning data easier to understand, use and trust, to working with Local Planning Authorities to design the next generation of planning services and funding a diverse range of councils to improve the digital tools they use for citizen engagement with the planning process.
    Eloise Maguire, Policy, Engagement and Legislation for Digital Planning at DLUHC 

  • Data standards; a necessary evil
    With the upcoming Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, digital and data are the two watch words for Planning. For local planning authorities, this means potentially significant changes in data management, and how to keep control of standards and quality. Having started this journey, this is an opportuntity to hear the experiences that Plymouth City Council are going through, and some ideas around data standards and maintaining quality. 
    Tim Binding, Plymouth City Council

  • How can digital tools supports a more transparent and equitable planning process?
    The talk will focus in particular on the use of open data in supporting the potential for more participation in the planning process. Veronica will also share a case study of a recent application her company have been developing in collaboration with Scottish Borders Council and South of Scotland Enterprise to inform investment decisions around town centre revitalisation
    Veronica Barbaro, Diagonal