It looks as though more primary authorities (City Councils, District Councils etc.) are switching to the newer version of Public Access provided by iDox. This means that more groups associated with them can make use of my planning applications website. The latest one I have added is Edinburgh City Council. For some reason it looks as though they don’t populate a couple of the date fields, though I could add some new code that adds more flexibility to cope with that.
I will see what Google turns up for other primary authorities using iDox.
There are a few benefits from using the planning apps site, one of them being that local lists can be maintained as per this one for Haxby Town Council. where you can select from the drop-down list to view applications reviewed in earlier months.
The main drive for the site though was to make preparing for planning review meetings a lot easier. In a meeting with say 10 planning applications and possibly more than a 100 files, any of which someone might want to look at, then having an automatically generated index saves hours of work.
On my test system I am in the process of adding a few nice to have things, one of which is the ability to automatically email the primary authority the comments from the parish or town council review meeting, to make the clerk even more efficient.