Modern Planning Software Programme EOIs

Supporting the improvement of digital planning software

Please note that the Expressions of Interest closed on 26 November 2021 and the successful councils and council-led projects have been announced.

In November 2021, the Department for Levelling Up, and Housing Communities (DLUHC) launched two Expressions of Interest to find councils who want to improve their planning software, so that it supports the vision set out in the Planning for the Future White Paper.

Councils were invited to submit applications under one of two Expressions of Interest:

New partner councils must be committed to a vision for planning software that is accessible, interoperable, and facilitates the effective use of data to improve the efficiency and transparency of planning services.


9 November 2021

Expressions of Interest open

15 November 2021

Virtual Q&A sessions for both EOIs

26 November 2021

Expressions of Interest close at 5:00pm

Mid-January 2022

Projects kick off (DM Software Pathfinder EOI) – watch a recording of the launch event

Onboarding begins (RIPA/BOPS EOI)

Early April 2022

Projects conclude: wrap up event (DM Software Pathfinder EOI)