Upgrade of the Planning and Buildings Standards IT Systems

Update: the planned downtime on Tuesday 24 May has been cancelled.  

On Tuesday 24 May from 1pm there will be an expected downtime of around 24 hours across our IT systems, this is the start of our IT improvement and upgrade plan for the planning and building standards service.

The upgrade will affect our internal systems and will allow for a number of improvements to help process applications as quickly and efficiently as we can.

Planning and building warrant applications can continue to be made online through eDevelopment. However, these will not be received until our systems are back online. We would encourage applicants and agents not to submit applications during this period of downtime.

Our staff will not have access to records during this time to help them answer queries, so there may be a short delay for some tasks.

During this time, the Planning and Buildings Standards Portal will still work, meaning the public can still access plans and submit comments.

The weekly list of planning applications will be issued as normal and the weekly planning advert in the Edinburgh Evening News will appear as normal on the Friday.

You can keep up to date with the current IT improvements by following us on Twitter @planningedin or subscribing to this blog.

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