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East Riding of Yorkshire Council has topped a poll for making planning ...
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has topped a poll for making planning

information accessible at the touch of a button.

Planning services came first in a survey of all 19 council websites in the Yorkshire

and Humber region. It also came joint 25th out of 371 other planning departments

in England and Wales for the excellence of its web content (see LGCnet).

The local authority has scooped numerous awards for its innovative ways of

embracing e-government. Two years ago it won first prize at the Local Government

IT Excellence Awards for its innovative CitizenLink and customer service network,

which brings services closer to rural communities.

Philip Parker, head of planning and development control, said: 'The government

has said that planning features high on a list of what information the public want

from their council and the East Riding is constantly working to improve and

expand the information it delivers.

'The internet is fast becoming the accepted method for 24 hour communication in

the modern age and the public can get access to the council's web site from a

variety of places such as the home, libraries or customer service centres.'

To access planning applications visit the council's website.

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