The Planning White Paper: Digital Futures

Friday 2 October 2020 - 12:30 to 13:45
Zoom

The Planning White Paper suggests a revolution in the way planning is undertaken, with an end to the era of notices stuck on lampposts and a move to comprehensive use of 21st century digital technology.

Chaired by

Katja Stille  Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design

Speakers

A VISION FOR A GIS ENABLED PLANNING SYSTEM
Sue James  The Edge

THE PLANNING WHITE PAPER DIGITAL FUTURES: WHAT IT SAYS
Chris Sharpe  Holistic City Software

THE ATTITUDES TOWARDS A DIGITAL FUTURE FOR PLANNING... CAD / GIS / Public Involvement – Survey Findings
Leslie Howson  Urban Design Solutions

GOING UNDERGROUND: the importance of digital subsurface design and planning
Liz Reynolds  Think Deep UK

 

Summary of the Planning White paper

Digital-first approach to modernise the planning process, moving from a process based on documents to a process driven by data

  • Digital tools for civic engagement - Support local planning authorities to use digital tools to support a new civic engagement process for local plans and decision-making
  • Digital Planning - Insist local plans are built on standardised, digitally consumable rules and data: interactive maps that show what can be built where
  • Supporting data - Standardise, and make openly and digitally accessible, other critical datasets that the planning system relies on, including planning decisions and developer contributions
  • Digital planning application process - Work with tech companies and local authorities to modernise the software used for making and case-managing a planning application
  • Engage with the UK PropTech sector through a PropTech Innovation Council

Automated screening of proposals: wherever feasible, local plans etc to be suitable for use by digital services to enable automatic screening of development proposals, helping to identify where they align with policies and/or codes.

Proposal 7: Local Plans should be visual and map-based, standardised, based on the latest digital technology, and supported by a new template.

Presentations

00:00:00 Katja Stille  UDG Incoming Chair / Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design
00:02:49 Sue James  The Edge
00:09:58 Chris Sharpe  Holistic City, Director of City Design Software
00:18:45 Leslie Howson  Urban Design Solutions.
00:25:31 Liz Reynolds  Think Deep UK.
00:33:14 Questions and discussion

 

This is the second in a four part series of events on the Planning White Paper - to see previous and forthcoming events visit the UDG events page.

Recordings can be viewed on our White Paper playlist on youtube.