Planning services designed by planners

Open Digital Planning is a community of forward thinking Local Planning Authorities working together to transform the planning system.

Our purpose

Faster, smarter and simpler local government planning services

Our purpose is to transform planning from an approach reliant on documents and physical maps to a data-driven, digital system. We collaborate to share expertise and design better digital planning services to benefit everyone.

Our goals:

  • better equipped planning teams 
  • better served residents, applicants and planning professionals
  • better technology to support faster planning decisions.
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Our focus

  • Planning technology

    Making the technology we use every day work for everyone.

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  • Planning data

    Making the data we use accurate and accessible across the planning application process.

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  • Modern planning practices

    Preparing for what's next, sharing best practice and co-designing future ways of working.

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“There's great work being achieved and there's much to be said for government, developer, and local authority collaboration, and the innovations and improvements that derive from this.”

Jenna Rumley, Planning Support & Improvement Manager, Doncaster Council

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