The Planning for the Future White Paper set out our vision for a planning system that was more accountable and democratic. By better utilising digital engagement tools within the planning process we are able to offer alternative routes to engage alongside traditional forms
In August 2021, the PropTech Innovation Fund was launched to support the widespread adoption of digital citizen engagement tools and services within the planning process. The council-led funded projects will enable us to better understand the barriers to be overcome to allow local authorities to adopt these tools at scale.
The information gathered throughout the fund will inform the government’s work to modernise the planning system and support the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to work with planning authorities to establish best practice and support the development of digital guidance.
Find out more about Round 2 of the PropTech Innovation Fund here.
To continue the work of Rounds 1 and 2 of the PropTech Innovation Fund we launched our next round of funding under the Digital Planning Continuous Funding Model. This work aims to support the widespread adoption of engagement tools and services within the planning process.