www.planningportal.gov.uk Quicker & Easier Application Processing <ul><li>Standard forms </li></ul><ul><li>Auto-populates </li></ul><ul><li>Useful tools & mapping </li></ul><ul><li>Attachment service </li></ul><ul><li>Click-once to submit </li></ul>accepted by all LPAs selected fields volume & fee calculators, site location click to add forms & all attachments Lower Submission/Handling Costs <ul><li>Multiple copies of forms </li></ul><ul><li>Plot, print, fold & pack </li></ul><ul><li>Paper records/archives </li></ul><ul><li>Payment Options </li></ul><ul><li>Confirmation of receipt </li></ul>eliminated eliminated eliminated choice of up to 3 instant email Faster turnaround saves users time & money!
685,000 Application s in 2007/08 generated well over 1,800,000 consultations <ul><li>More than 50 National Statutory Consultees </li></ul><ul><li>34 Highway Authorities </li></ul><ul><li>10,000 Community, Town & Parish Councils </li></ul><ul><li>850 other National or Regional Consultees </li></ul>Costs LPAs at least £20 per consultation case file Cost > £63 Million per year ! The Business Case for E-Consultation Costs Consultees approx. £15 per consultation case file
Average: 3 Consultees for Minor/Other apps 17 Consultees for Major Apps ?
www.planningportal.gov.uk 1977 – August: Radio Shack launches first microcomputer (selling 10,000 in one month) The shipment of PCs worldwide this year reached… 48,000! 1960 - Digital Equipment (DEC) launches first microcomputer the PDP-1 (The first step from mainframes to personal computers) 1973 – June: Bill Gates tells a junior school classmate "I'm going to make my first million by the time I'm 25." 1975 – January: Bill Gates begins writing BASIC for the Altair, basing it on DECs RSTS-11 BASIC-PLUS. (and finishes it in eight weeks) 1963 – First ‘mouse’ developed (wooden box with two rolling wheels) 1980 – July: Radio Shack launches first pocket computer (24 character display, Qwerty keyboard and 1.9Kb programmable memory) 1976 – May: the term Personal Computer (PC) first appears 2007 - 30 years after launch shipments of PCs worldwide reach 264 million
www.planningportal.gov.uk Technology in planning - computing Computers first used by a limited number of planning departments in late 70s early 80s Quickly adopted by most planning departments throughout 80s and 90s. Development control applications become increasingly available. ePlanning proposed by PM office in 2000. Now: Rapid evolution of laptops, palms, PDAs and web-enabled mobile phones makes selecting the most appropriate technology resource difficult Started to consider smaller, lighter and cheaper portable PCs as technology rapidly improved in late 90s. Remote working starts to become more viable
www.planningportal.gov.uk Technology in planning – mobile phones Very few planners considered using so-called ‘personal’ phones when first introduced in 70s Still far too heavy in late 70s but started to get more user-friendly in the early 80s Now used by planners almost everywhere… leading to longer working hours, greater interaction between everyone involved and increased expectations
www.planningportal.gov.uk Current trends Hardware becoming smaller, lighter, faster and greener Existing technologies converging allowing users to work from anywhere <ul><li>Dell Netbook 3 Months 1/2 Price Line Rental! </li></ul><ul><li>-Intel® Atom N270 Processor -Windows XP -1GB Memory -8GB Flash Drive </li></ul><ul><li>1GB data and 100 texts with Vodafone </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Usual in-store price £342.53 </li></ul>Mobiles with GPS functions PDAs with Internet access and mapping facilities And mobiles with inbuilt projectors
www.planningportal.gov.uk Current Trends Hardware becoming smaller, lighter, faster & greener But also CHEAPER Full spec Notebook PC less than £200 Handheld video projector < £200 Free notebook with mobile network internet access 5Gb Data at £35/month Converged mobile with projector: < £200 But it does work Still needs work to make them brighter
www.planningportal.gov.uk Watch this space – possible future developments Interactive multi-touch tabletop computing – enables users to fully interact with projected images. (measuring distance and areas, changing view etc, simply by touching the projected image on any flat surface. Possible planning meeting tool? Virtual ruler – measure distance over a mobile phone camera image. Could be done with current iPhone camera functionality. Inbuilt accelerometers could be used to adjust for perspective (tilt etc). Possible case officer site visit or building inspection tool? Could be attached to electronic reports for remote submission
www.planningportal.gov.uk Watch this space – possible future developments More online tools on sites like the Portal: Permitted Development updates, 3D imaging of proposed developments, superimposed on satellite images or maps
www.planningportal.gov.uk Watch this space – possible future developments Conceptual design for P360, a new Portal service
www.planningportal.gov.uk Shows how proposed design integrates with surrounding architecture from different elevations at different times of day plus interactive walkthroughs Watch this space – possible future developments Interactive 3D images of proposed developments superimposed on location
www.planningportal.gov.uk <ul><li>Faster and wider bandwidth broadband is essential </li></ul><ul><li>Fibre broadband (40Mbit/sec) could happen in 2009/10 </li></ul><ul><li>BT start trials of technology this year - plans for 10 million homes by 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Muswell Hill in London and Whitchurch in Cardiff lucky trial locations </li></ul><ul><li>Virgin and O2 expected to launch similar services this year </li></ul>Watch this space – possible future developments Record location co-ordinates – use mobile phone with GPS and camera, move around a location to record (geotag) GPS co-ordinates and combine with pictures taken from selected coordinate. Build accurate site details. Possible usage: 1. Facilitate pre-application discussions. 2. Superimpose 3D images of proposed buildings from various coordinates to support planning applications (photo realistic imaging) Digital functions like this demand high-volume data transfer rates from remote devices and bandwidth between multiple back office systems WARNING