Su Excelentisimo D. Francisco Ros Perán, La Secretaría de Estado de Telecomunicaciones y para la Sociedad de la Información (Secretary of State for Telecommunications and for the Information Society; old Fran Ros is a chap with extra large business cards and who incidentally hails from Lorca, Murcia) has announced, together with the public company “red.es” and the Ministry of Housing an ambitious project to put all planning processes online within 4 years.
- Convert the planning process into a fully online and digital experience from start to finish (developing the tools needed for this)
- Guarantee the free and instant access by the part of any concerned citizen to all stages of the planning process, and to bring the citizen into the whole planning process;
- and develop interdepartmental processes to speed up and simplify the planning process
Basically, it means that anyone will be able to logon and see not only the current state of the land registry (the Catastro, which can anyway at the moment) but also see all planning applications around you and be able to lodge objections and appeals online. Rather than having to force some old boy in the town hall to give you the key to the locked cupboard in the distant storeroom where they are on “public” display.