Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon residents given greater say in planning their community

Residents will be able to use innovative digital tools to have a greater say on planning and regeneration in their area the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) announced today (Monday 21 March).  

Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon have been awarded £285,000 under the PropTech Engagement Fund and is one of 28 projects across England selected to adopt new digital technology to make the planning process more open, engaging and accessible to local communities. 

The funding will be used to produce a set of interactive maps for residents to identify what future infrastructure is needed in their local area, to ensure communities have a great influence on planning policies and delivery plans 

Modernising the planning system and using digital technology will help increase community participation in local decision making, including underrepresented groups such as renters and those from black and ethnic minority groups. By empowering communities and giving local people greater say in shaping their neighbourhoods, towns and cities in this way supports the government’s efforts to level up across the country. 

Read more about the PropTech Engagement Fund on GOV.UK: New digital tools to help residents have their say on local developments

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