The planning system is one of the most important layers of everyday democracy. It shapes our homes, our neighbourhoods, our environment and therefore our lives. Yet the planning system we have today is famous for being slow, opaque, bureaucratic and inaccessible, especially to those who don’t have a lot of money or time.
We are working with a growing group of councils and the Department for Levelling Up, Homes and Communities (DLUHC) to build a planning system fit for the 21st century. To do this, we are building Plan✕, an open source, low-code platform that allows planning authorities to collaboratively build and deploy simple, accessible planning services that use ‘rules-as-code’ to bake legislation, policies and guidance into the services themselves, making the planning process simpler and more transparent for everyone.
We are also working with those planning authorities to build those user-centered planning services, and to keep them up to date.
The role will involve:
We are aware that you might not exactly fit the role exactly as we've described it. If you are interested in this role, but are not sure if you exactly fit all of this description, or if you have ideas about reshaping this role, please apply anyway – or get in touch with us.
If you are a service designer with a passion for innovation and a desire to make a difference, we’d love to hear from you.
Can you write the piece of legislation below as a flowchart, using simple questions that could be understood by an 11 year old? If so, please submit your flowchart in any format along with your CV when you apply for the role.
The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, Schedule 2, Part 1
A.3 Development is permitted by Class A subject to the following conditions—
(a)the materials used in any exterior work (other than materials used in the construction of a conservatory) must be of a similar appearance to those used in the construction of the exterior of the existing dwellinghouse;
(b)any upper-floor window located in a wall or roof slope forming a side elevation of the dwellinghouse must be—
(ii)non-opening unless the parts of the window which can be opened are more than 1.7 metres above the floor of the room in which the window is installed;
Got questions? Not sure if you quite fit this role? Get in touch. Or just apply anyway.
Do not contact us if you represent an agency.