PACS and the Planning Portal
"I am delighted that exeGesIS have successfully completed the Planning Portal Accreditation process. As an accredited Portal supplier local Authority users of exeGesIS systems are assured of their ability to fully integrate with the Portal, giving their planning customers access to all the electronic tools of the Planning Portal including the Online application service. The Portal team and I look forward to developing our partnership with exeGesIS."
Director - Planning Portal
The Planning Portal is a one stop shop for the public and planning agents to:
- Submit online planning applications
- Determine if planning permission is required
- Access development plans, maps, regulations, etc
We responded to requests from the PACS User Group to integrate PACS with the new planning portal and have developed a SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) compliant web service to achieve this.
The solution has two components:
The Planning Portal Daemon
The Daemon invisibly communicates with the Planning Portal, collects newly submitted planning applications and places them on the Local Authority server, as XML documents, ready for loading into PACS.
The Planning Portal Morpher
The Morpher transforms the XML data collected by the Daemon into valid PACS Planning Application records using an interactive application wizard.
Newly submitted applications are presented to the PACS users through the standard interface ready for validation, streamling the management of new applications.
Having been successfully field tested by Christchurch Borough Council, the system is now being rolled out to other PACS clients.
Click here to download the current PACS Planning Portal manual (the password will be supplied on request).