This project led by Camden Council focusses on producing a working digital planning notice that allows users to access planning notices online. This ensures local people, businesses, and other key stakeholders have a meaningful say on emerging strategies, masterplans, urban intervention projects (like town centre renewal projects) and major planning applications. The project is due to start the next stage of delivery in May 2021.
The project builds on previously completed discovery work that aimed to produce:
- a prototype for a ‘digital’ planning notice linked to an e-alert system
- a playbook for digital place-based engagement
A digital planning notice will provide a user-friendly way for people to find out about development proposals near them. It will include more consistent signposting to planning consultations connected to that location, such as:
- planning applications
- neighbourhood plan consultations
- proposed site allocations
- other linked spatial matters
The playbook will allow users to navigate the array of strategies, platforms, and tools for digital place-based engagement (DPE). It will provide practical support to develop comprehensive and effective approaches to DPE to be used independently or alongside traditional face-to-face consultation methods.
The project follows Agile delivery principles, incorporating user research and service design into its activities. Working in the open, the project hosts fortnightly show and tells to update on progress and share findings. You can find the show and tells on YouTube and sprint notes on Medium. Everyone can request joining instructions by direct messaging @DigitAllPlanTec on Twitter or sending an email to email@example.com. The project also has a group on LinkedIn.