An upgrade of the Planning and Buildings Standards systems is planned for early November this year, with an expected downtime of one full week. The upgrade will result in a number of improvements, such as making it easier to view documents, comment on planning applications and share information using social media.
The process to upgrade our systems will impact on the delivery of the service and the planning and building standards portal will be unavailable during this time.
The weekly list of planning applications will not be issued and you will be unable to view and comment on applications. When our systems are back online, the weekly list of planning applications will include newly submitted applications. Additional time will be given to comment on applications affected by the downtime.
The internal systems we use to manage applications will also be unavailable which means staff will have no access to planning and building standards records.
Planning and building warrant applications can continue to be made online through eDevelopment. However, we would encourage applicants and agents not to submit applications during this period of downtime because new applications will not be able to be registered.
Further information will be issued in the coming weeks on the exact dates of the downtime. You can keep up to date by following us on Twitter @planningedin or subscribing to the blog.