Funding available to local authorities in England to support the widespread adoption of digital citizen engagement tools and services within the planning process.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is providing the PropTech Engagement Fund to support the widespread adoption of digital citizen engagement tools and services within the planning process.
Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) in England are eligible to apply.
Each of the funded LPAs will procure and test a digital engagement tool or service to address one of the themes specified below. LPAs will be expected to use G-Cloud or Spark DPS for their procurement in order to access a range of suppliers, with support available for Commercial teams to help with the procurement process.
LPAs will be able to apply to run a digital engagement pilot for one of the four following themes:
Theme 1: Plan-making process: Regulation 18
Theme 2: Plan-making process: Regulation 19
Theme 3: Development management: Planning Publicity
Theme 4: Development management: Managing & analysing responses.
Each project can bid for up to £100,000 of funding.
There will be a Q&A session for Local Authorities on 18 August 2021. Please register for this session by 16 August 2021.
Expressions of Interest should be submitted by 31 August 2021.