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Project management for professionals


All Professional users of our planning application service are provided with two free functional areas.

The first of these is the standard application workspace. This provides a set of comprehensive online application tools, enabling every Planning Portal user to create, assemble, save, copy and submit their own planning applications.

The second is our new collaborative area, called Projects, previously known as Workspaces. The Projects area provides a shared space to allow users to work jointly and as part of a team. The Projects area builds on the previous Workspaces concept with additional functionality.

If you are involved in creating large or complex planning applications, this tool is designed to help you.

The shared Projects space is simple to set up and allows teams to work in a cost effective and time saving manner. It has primarily been designed for planning staff that head or manage project teams. Projects allows users to invite internal and external specialists collaborate in order to contribute to planning applications. It allows the Project owner to assign different permissions to each contributor: Edit, Create and edit, or Create, edit and submit.

The owner of the Project can manage the Project team by adding or deactivating Project members at any time. The owner can view all applications created by the team, toggle between their own application and the team applications, and move applications from their own account to a Project team account. Furthermore, all users can also be linked up to three of their colleagues’ shared projects.

To learn how the powerful Projects functionality can be adapted for different operational settings, please refer to our Projects guidance note.



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    The Planning Portal is delivered by PortalPlanQuest Limited which is a joint venture between TerraQuest Solutions Limited and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities. All content © 2022 Planning Portal.

    The Planning Portal is delivered by PortalPlanQuest Limited which is a joint venture between TerraQuest Solutions Limited and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities. All content © 2022 Planning Portal.