MORE needs to be done to get people to sign up to the electronic revolution when it comes to planning matters.
That is the view of Moray Council’s environmental services director Richard Hartland.
He was speaking at a planning meeting where modernisation of the planning system was discussed.
Submissions of planning applications online in Moray is currently running at 40%, one of the highest figures in Scotland.
However, Mr Hartland said: "Well done to the staff for delivering that service but we need to think how we can get that figure to 60% and then 80%."
He said for major planning applications staff will always try to arrange a round-the-table meeting with the applicants from the outset.
New delegated powers for more planning applications to be determined by planning officers is helping achieve an eight week turnaround for determining applications.