UK Planning Applications
UK planning law is a controversial and highly political subject. Whether it is the government trying to assist business, critical national infrastructure such as pylons, or proposals to build a new Tesco - decisions on planning affects all of us.
At present only visial on site media (posters on the lamp posts) and formal coincil notice board/newspaper announcements give the public access to planning decisions and applications in their area. This inhibits debate and has the potential to cuase friction down the line as people become aware of a scheme too late to influence it.
Mapping and publishing plannig application data will increase engagement and debate on local development issues, lead to better planning decisions and increase the responsiveness of local authorities to people's ideas as more people will be aware of decisions and able to respond.
The idea is for UK Map showing local authority boundaries as an overlay.
Current planning decisions (in process or pending) are marked by tags on the map.
As the user hovers their mouse cursor over a marker information about the application and a feedback box should appear including:
- Local area information (i.e. SSSI ststus, etc)
- Financial information on the development
- Developer company website link
- Status in planning application process
- Next consultation information
- Link to email the council your views
- Link to publish on social media