An Bord Pleanála is currently implementing a major ICT strategy which will facilitate the introduction of online planning services as part of a complete transformation and replacement of core systems. The first phase of the implementation of the ICT strategy involves the ongoing deployment of a new case management and geographic information system across the organisation. The final phase includes development of a new website and web portal which will ultimately facilitate online submission of planning appeals, observations, submissions and applications, linking in with the roll-out of the local authorities’ own ePlanning initiative.
I understand that full implementation of the new case management system to a required satisfactory level of functionality has taken longer than expected and that this has consequently delayed progression of the related elements of the overall project. I also understand that the tendering process for the new website has commenced, with the expectation that web portal online functions will be available from late 2020/early 2021, in tandem with the completion of the new case management system.