New Planning Portal preview: Supporting documents
With things progressing well for our new site to be launched in February/March, its time for an update on the improvements to the supporting documents section.
It’s a surprisingly tricky part of the system to get right as it needs to cater for experts and beginners alike as well as ask for essential and occasionally optional ‘local’ requirements.
Firstly we’ve made it as simple as possible to understand what documents are mandatory based on national and local requirements. These are communicated clearly at the top of the page.
Adding a document is easy. You choose the document type via a drop down then add a description. Simply select a file on your device and it will be added to your list of supporting documents.
You get a clear upload progress bar and once it has been added to the application your list of supporting documents updates in real time.
You can quickly edit documents in the list. For example you can edit the document description or remove it completely.
You can use one of our accredited mapping suppliers to buy compliant plans for your application as well as accessing supporting guidance and documents on CIL and notices.
As ever we’ve put together a short video to let you take a look at the new supporting documents features (video has no sound).