Proposal 20: Innovation, future-proofing and the digital transformation of the planning
There are many opportunities to make planning work better through the use of information technology.
Why we are making a change
Following the success of ePlanning and eDevelopment Standards the planning service should continue to pioneer the digital transformation of public services.
What we are doing
We have established a Digital Task Force, consisting of technology innovators and those who know about the planning service, to affect and influence change. The Task Force is chaired by the Minister for Local Government and Housing. The has now met twice.
How we will deliver change
- Primary legislation – no
- Secondary Legislation – no
- Guidance – yes
- Non legislative action – yes
The Digital Task Force has met on two occasions: 23 August and 24 October 2017. The last meeting heard feedback on the planning service via video messages obtained from attendees at the recent Homebuilding and Renovation show. The group is currently engaging with a wide range of stakeholders and users of the planning system to gather their thoughts, experiences and how we can use digital technology to transform planning in Scotland. The Digital Task Force's short-term aim is to deliver a digital planning strategy by Autumn 2018.
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The Scottish Government