EAST HAMPSHIRE District Council will trial innovative digital technology designed to give people a greater say in shaping and regenerating their own communities.
The council has secured £40,500 from the government to set up a state-of-the-art consultation system to make planning more open and accessible than ever before.
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Commenting on the new technology, Cllr Angela Glass, portfolio holder for planning at EHDC, said: “Modernising the planning system and using digital technology will help increase community participation in local decision making, including among under-represented groups, such as renters and those from black and ethnic minority groups.
“We hope the new technology will give people a much clearer idea of proposals, how they look and how they will affect their neighbourhoods and, as a result, give them a much greater say in how their communities are shaped.”
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities is providing the funding.