Planning and Consultation

The Future of Digital Planning

An end-to-end solution designed to handle representations, prepare, and publish local plans and policies in a digital and accessible PDF.

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Reduce costs and simplify your consultation and policy management.

Objective Keyplan is a comprehensive system that processes offline and digital representations and facilitates the drafting, publishing and spatial enablement of plans and policies in an end-to-end solution.

Centralising everything in one place to automate and streamline the management of consultation and planning policies.

One tool to process all representations

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One tool to process all representations

Manage and process representations efficiently.

Digitise offline representations in seconds

Eliminate the time-consuming task of data entry, copying and pasting from letters and PDFs. Within seconds Objective Keyplan's Representation Management portal can convert and sort all offline representations allowing you to easily process all responses.

Reduce the burden of manual processing

With all representations in one place, you can save time and reduce the administrative burden of analysing and sorting. Automatically see Consultee Information, including Consultee Name, Responded Consultation Points, Date, and Status. Say goodbye to wrangling with multiple Excel files and documents.

Gain efficiencies with Keyword Tagging

Keyword Tagging allows you to label different topics or subjects to a direct representation e.g Local Environmental Plan or Development Plans - and easily filter and search everything related to that Tag. Drill down to an individual Consultee level to provide granular detail making it easy to manage representations in volume.

Integrate with any Engagement Tool

A light touch approach to integration – using your existing specialist tools for community engagement. Objective Keyplan can process all data from your engagement application, maintaining a single source of truth with minimal disruption to your consultation.

Leverage the power of AI

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Leverage the power of AI

AI provides advanced capabilities to manage your consultation.

Gain efficiencies with your Formal Consultation

Within Objective Keyplan AI analyses your representation and auto-generates a summary, enabling you to respond to representations, officer notes, neighbouring boroughs, and associations more efficiently, at scale. Notes and comments can be shared with your team through the system.

AI Sentiment Analysis

AI evaluates responses for sentiment (positive, negative, neutral) empowering you to make informed decisions quickly. AI can Auto-Tag suggesting Keywords or Subjects in each response for easy analyses or you can apply Custom Tags which can be personalised for each consultation.

Built-in Redaction Tool

Easily redact sensitive information from representations, keeping originals intact. Choose between reporting with redacted or original versions. Upload redacted files for secure management of personal information, streamlining response acceptance and ensuring accurate reporting.

Deliver an interactive mapping experience

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Deliver an interactive mapping experience

Digitise a plan beyond a static PDF.

Live GIS mapping

Deliver an interactive mapping experience by presenting your live corporate GIS data. Consultees can browse, search and filter geospatially to find information, policies, regulations, and updates relevant to their location.

Maptionnaire integration

Keyplan's Maptionnaire integration captures GIS data such as lines, points, and polygons, ensuring accurate spatial information. Seamlessly link Maptionnaire data to Objective Keyplan, simplifying attribute capture and enabling direct export to corporate GIS systems.

Customise maps for community engagement

Consultees can choose specific areas and tailor their map view, allowing you to gather community data effectively. Encourage feedback from residents by allowing pin drops to be added on the map and drawing specific boundaries or polygons of a site.

Keep the community up-to-date

Give the community the option to subscribe to a location and receive notifications when you release new or updated information relevant to their location.

Enhanced reporting functionality

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Enhanced reporting functionality

At a glance, easily track and report on your consultation.

Streamline status updates

Tracking and managing comments, especially in large-scale consultations, can be challenging. Planners can easily track the progress of each representation, filter by question or part of the document, ensuring that all feedback is reviewed and considered. Gain a holistic view of your consultation with real-time reports and dashboards.

Effective workload management

Objective Keyplan offers built-in tools that allow for efficient workload management by providing insights into the team's workload. Easily track and assign representations to ensure all feedback is accounted for.

Demonstrate tracked changes to the Planning Inspector or Reporter

Proposed change functionality simplifies the process of producing a schedule of minor or major changes. Demonstrate the changes made to a plan based on public consultation by sending an annotated "tracked changes" version to the Planning Inspector or Reporter.

Audit-proof your processes

Generate a record of everything that has happened from evidence gathering, consultation and drafting the plan through to the final plan and policies. Present information easily showing the chain of evidence throughout your planning process.

This product includes existing user experience functionalities and behaviours. Evolved user interface will be available in the future.

Enhance collaboration between your authority and community

Support all stakeholders throughout the planning policy process

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Benefits for Community

Enhanced multi-channel engagement, supporting wider participation

Better experience via more interactive and dynamic documents

Improved decision-making transparency and feedback

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Benefits for Planners

Reduced overhead for producing and updating documents

Accelerated collection, review and feedback of stakeholder responses

More reliable and feature-rich co-authoring of documents

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Benefits for Authority

More consistent and collaborative planning lifecycle

Compliant and efficient engagement processes

Single system to handle the entire planning policy process

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Gather evidence, draft, consult and publish

Transform your planning policy process with automation technology.

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Unlimited Co-Authors

Allow contributors inside and outside your authority to co-author your planning documents.

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Extensive Consultation Points

Embed consultation feedback points to individual paragraphs, maps, images and video content.

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Enable inclusivity

Leading-edge technology to handle all sources of representations held on any platform both offline and digital.

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Multi-Channel Publishing

Publish print-ready PDF, HTML or directly to the Keyplan engagement portal.

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Consultee / Stakeholder Database

Securely collect, store and manage records of all current, pending and historical consultations. Search and access records with ease.

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Instant Reports

Generate a record ready for the Planning Inspector or Reporter to review.

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