Note: We are no longer running the Smarter Planning scheme and are not accepting new sign ups, but continue to support existing champions.
Smarter Planning promotes a more efficient way of submitting planning applications.
Signing up to Smarter Planning will:
- help local authorities process your applications more efficiently
- save you time and money
- cut your carbon footprint.
To sign up to Smarter Planning, all you need to do is complete a short validation exercise about your working practices with a Planning Portal account manager (by telephone or visit as required) and implement any changes required to improve those practices.
Once confirmed, participants will be designated as a Smarter Planning champion and be entitled to display the Smarter Planning logo on their website.
We suggest that accredited agents display the following text next to the logo:
'We have been awarded Smarter Planning champion status by the Planning Portal. This confirms our commitment to follow best practice guidelines when submitting planning applications.
View a list of the planning professionals that have already achieved Smarter Planning champion status (last updated in March 2017).