Changes to Planning Portal applications
The Greater London Authority is leading a project which involves changes to the planning portal's existing online application forms for submission to London boroughs. This includes the addition of new questions and changes to a number of existing questions. This will enable planning authorities in London and you in London, to access information and data about planning proposals in a more effective way.
On the 9 November 2020, Ealing is participating in a pilot for these changes to the 1APP forms. All London planning authorities will be going live with the new 1APP forms on the 16 November 2020.
As part of this, there are a number of changes to how anyone submitting a planning application will interact with the planning system, including a number of new questions on the 1APP planning application form. The data collected will also be available to you through the London Planning Datahub on the GLA's website. You can also view the data relating to all other schemes in London, identify patterns and assess how it impacts your scheme.
The industry has been working towards better planning and development data for a long time, a concept reinforced by the planning white paper, because it is recognised that this is the biggest barrier to innovation in the proptech and plantech sectors.
This Local Digital Fund funded collaborative project between all of the boroughs, the Mayor of London and back office system providers will create a step change in how development data provides insight into the future of our cities.
To find out more about theses changes, the GLA is hosting a breakfast briefing event in partnership with Concilio on Thursday 12 November 2020 (9-10am). Tune in to hear more about the changes proposed, how this affects you and what advances this will mean for the industry. Register for the event.