Online applications are becoming the rule, not the exception
The Planning Portal continues to see an increase in planning applications submitted online and the latest stats show that the total number soared again last year.
There were a grand total 242,694 planning applications submitted via the Portal in 2010-11 compared with 178,538 in 2009/10 – a huge increase of 36 per cent year-on-year.
This gave us around 48 per cent of all applications submitted online for the year, and for the last quarter of 2010/11 it was a hugely significant 52 per cent.
We can’t reach these milestones without the ongoing hard work of our local planning authority partners.
In March 2011 over 190 LPAs received 60 per cent or more of their planning applications online.
If you are a local authority that would like to find out more about how you can increase the number of applications received online, please get in touch.
Equally, if you are a planning professional and would like to find out more about the benefits of online submission you can contact our corporate account team.