A day in the life of a planning application

How does a planning application notice get published? This short film takes a behind the scenes look at Liverpool City Council Planning Office.

While investigating the UK planning policy framework, the Open Planning team took a closer look at the planning application process. The A4 planning notice, synonymous with the image of a poorly attached laminated document on a lamppost was the starting point. While the aims of Open Planning were to improve transparency, public engagement, impact and communication, there had been little knowledge of how the application is produced and the team behind a planning application.

As part of the Open Planning project the team made this short film to document the process. Filmed within the Planning Offices at Liverpool City Council, the journey of a planning application has been condensed from the six-week process of planning decisions, site visits and meetings into a single day.