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Planning Portal and Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists sign partnership agreement

by on July 26, 2018

The Planning Portal and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, signalling their intent to work more closely together for the benefit of their joint customers and members.

Chartered Architectural Technologists and Architectural Technology professionals across the UK use the Planning Portal every day to submit planning and building control applications, as well as to access current legislation and other content. By working together, CIAT and the Planning Portal believe that they will be able to improve the services offered to Architectural Technology professionals, as well as promoting the profession to the high number of consumers also accessing the Planning Portal website.

Sarah Chilcott, Managing Director of the Planning Portal, had this to say: “We’re really pleased to have signed this Memorandum of Understanding with CIAT, who represent such a large group of our professional customers. We look forward to working with them closely as a part of our group of strategic partners, with whom we share similar aims, values and ethics.  Working collaboratively with them to deliver better outcomes for our joint customers can only be of value.”

Adam Endacott, Communications Director of CIAT, said: “We have always enjoyed a good working relationship with the Planning Portal and we are delighted to have signed this Memorandum to strengthen this further. This collaboration benefits both our members and the public and we look forward to working together over the coming months and years to exposing the Architectural Technology discipline even further. ”

Jamie Hughes
Marketing Executive

About the Planning Portal

The Planning Portal was launched in 2002 with the aim to simplify the planning and building control sector for all those involved. The Planning Portal provides trusted, accurate and authoritative content to help industry professionals and consumers successfully navigate the planning and building system. Owned by PortalPlanQuest, it is a joint venture between the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and TerraQuest Ltd.

The Planning Portal successfully processes around 90 per cent of all planning applications throughout England and Wales, approximately 2,000 daily. The service continues to diversify and extend its offering, ensuring that it meets the changing needs of both the industry and consumers.

About the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

CIAT was founded in 1965 to lead and promote the discipline of Architectural Technology and to protect its standards. With around 10,000 members across the globe, it works in partnership with other organisations to fulfil its aims.

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