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Digital is good for planning but not for its own sake, conference hears

Words: Simon Wicks
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A more comprehensively digitised planning service could be more transparent, accessible and democratic - but only if it’s employed in ways that can genuinely improve the service.

In her keynote presentation on the final day of the Planning Portal Virtual Conference 2020, Alison Broderick celebrated the possibilities that digital technology can offer planning, but cautioned against pursuing ’“digital for digital’s sake”.

Taking the recent planing white paper,