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DLUHC announces allocation of funding for council-led initiatives advancing innovative digital planning services

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The DLUHC Digital Planning Programme is supporting further Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) through the latest funding round for digital services to improve planning.  In this blog post, we announce allocation of funding for council-led initiatives advancing innovative digital planning services.

Accelerating the adoption of Digital Citizen Engagement tools in planning: Insights from DLUHC’s PropTech Innovation Fund

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PropTech Innovation Fund Round 2: 28 pilots 39 Local Authorities 20 PropTech suppliers Funding allowed local planning authorities to deliver a digital engagement project addressing one of five themes: Masterplanning Council-Led Development Estate Regeneration Community Development Wildcard Pilots

As part of the wider DLUHC Digital Planning programme, Round 2 of the PropTech Innovation Fund was launched in March 2022 working with 36 LPA partners and 20 Property Technology (PropTech) companies to accelerate the adoption of digital tools and services in the planning process. Discover more about key insights from funded projects in this blog post.

What we've learnt from the PropTech Innovation Fund round 1 digital citizen engagement pilots

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13 Local Authority Projects, 8 PropTech suppliers. Funding allowed local authorities to use digital tools to: 1) make the planning process more open and accessible 2) boost public engagement 3) gather evidence around the barriers to scaling adoption of digital tools. Digital Planning Logo

Round 1 of the PropTech Innovation Fund funded 13 pioneering Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) across England to work with 8 Property Technology (PropTech) partners to use innovative digital tools to make the planning process more open and accessible. The projects aimed to boost public engagement, while gathering evidence about the barriers to allow local authorities to adopt digital tools at scale.

15 council led projects funded to scale digital solutions which aim to improve citizen engagement within the planning process

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£3.2 million of funding has been awarded through Round 3 of the PropTech Innovation Fund to improve digital citizen engagement within the planning process. Digital Planning Logo. Mobile phone held in a hand displaying the text 'Have your say' 'Search' 'Housing' 'Community' 'Latest'

We’re pleased to announce 15 more council-led projects have been awarded a total of £3.2 million of funding through Round 3 of the PropTech Innovation Fund. 27 Local Planning Authority (LPAs) are involved in the pilots, some of which see multiple LPAs working in partnership.

DLUHC awards Local Planning Authorities funding to improve the digital services they use for planning applications

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19 councils awarded DLUHC funding to improve planning application and assessment services

DLUHC is funding 19 more councils to lead and take part in digital projects that will encourage quicker planning decisions and improve digital planning software.

DLUHC Housing and Planning Minister visits Buckinghamshire Council to see new Digital Planning software in action

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Housing and Planning Minister Lucy Frazer with leaders of Buckinghamshire Council

DLUHC’s Housing and Planning Minister, Lucy Frazer, visited Buckinghamshire Council on the 26 January to learn more about Buckinghamshire’s experience of being part of the Open Digital Planning (ODP) project, demo new user-centred Digital Planning services and hear more about the council’s wider ideas for streamlining the planning system as part of the department’s Digital Planning Programme.

The 12 Milestones of DLUHC Digital Planning 2022

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The 12 Milestones of DLUHC Digital Planning 2022. The DLUHC Digital Planning Programme's 12 stand out moments of 2022 in collaboration with Local Planning Authorities and industry partners.

There may not be any partridges or pear trees in sight as we reach the end of 2022, but the DLUHC Digital Planning team have reflected back on the year’s 12 stand out moments to acknowledge a fantastic year of work in collaboration with Local Planning Authorities and industry partners.

DLUHC continues to support Local Planning Authorities to scale the adoption of digital citizen engagement tools

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Funding Awarded: DLUHC continues to support Local Planning Authorities to scale the adoption of digital citizen engagement tools. PropTech Engagement Fund: Continuous Funding for 8 successful projects announced. DLUHC Logo. Digital Planning Logo.

The PropTech Engagement Fund continues to build on its success as we launch the next round of funding for 9 projects under the Digital Planning Continuous Funding Model. This most recent funding will see select projects from previous rounds explore ideas around how to further scale the adoption of digital tools and increase efficiencies when undertaking planning consultation projects across the country.