The Future of Digital Planning

Local plans, public engagement and the drive towards digital planning are here to stay whatever the policy context. But how do forward-thinking Local Planning Authorities envisage the next generation of a digital planning system?

Whatever the situation in Whitehall, three things are certain for planners and the system in which they operate.

  1. Local plans are here to stay and form the bedrock of a 21st century planning system.
  2. Public engagement and consultation are vital parts of that process and strike to the heart of democracy.
  3. Underpinning both of them will be a relentless drive of digital planning.

In this White Paper, we look at the policy landscape behind local plans, why only around 40% of English planning authorities have an up-to-date plan in place, and the role of digital planning.

The paper discusses:

  • The ever-changing policy landscape of local plan-making
  • Obstacles confronting local plans
  • The opportunity for digital planning
  • Engaging the community
  • The next generation of digital planning

Download the white paper to learn more and to explore how you can be part of the next generation of digital planning.

In April 2023 Objective Keystone evolved into Objective Keyplan - an end-to-end solution for the planning policy process in local government.