Reducing invalid planning applications: a service pattern for digital planning submissions

Lambeth council is collaborating on a project with four partner councils to make it quicker and easier for people to submit planning applications.

In development
The Alpha was £98k; Beta is £350k – both funded by the Ministry of Housing and Communities Local Government (MHCLG).

As part of our commitment to design services that meet user needs, improve transparency and deliver value for money, we will be trialling a Private Beta version of our new tool for Lawful Development Certificates (LDC).

We would really like your help in trialling this new tool. If you would like to register your interest in being part of our private beta testing of the tool or would like more information, please email us at

For more information, you can also visit our Lambeth planning webpages.

Have your say

If you've submitted a Lambeth planning application recently or in the past, tell us about your experience using the system. Your feedback will be fed into the project. Take our short survey

More information

To find out more about the project, please visit the Reducing Invalid Planning Applications (RIPA) website

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Watch the RIPA London Borough of Lambeth award video to find out more about our project application.

Read the final Alpha report – RIPA Alpha

To find out more about our experiences, what we’ve learnt so far – read the first log of the Beta phase

To find out what we aim to achieve in the future, and follow the Beta progress, read our Reducing Invalid Planning Applications project — Beta Phase blog.

Please follow this page for live information on our progress, what we’re learning and what we are building.


London Brough of Lambeth Planning Delivery Team PO Box 734, Winchester, SO23 5DG

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