Submit My Planning Application weeknotes – Week commencing 10th June 2019

Hello all,

Welcome to Submit my Planning Application weeknotes.

For more general updates, continue to check our project site; showing all the great stuff we’re doing and key information about the project. Alongside the project site, there’ll be a blog post being released very soon.


Keith Gatt and Mac Kelany for working on the security on Submitting a Planning Applications. Thanks to them for their time and patience.

What we did this week

  • We’ve kicked off sprint 2 where our main focus is on accounts
  • Continued to work on the submitting form from front end to back end  
  • We’re working with the security team to ensure we meet the standards and protocols here at Hackney
  • Continued editing the schema, we’re still writing tests for it
  • In relation to the testing, we’ve completed 70% of it!
  • We’re implementing transactional emails using the GovNotify set up  
  • More information is being added into the form so that users can access and navigate on the ‘To Create a account’ page
  • We had a catch up with the development team to start to understand the Hackney environment and where the code will be deployed for live

What’s next:

  • We need to decide what URL our service can be accessed from
  • The planning ahead of the Service Assessment has kicked off
  • Our Show and Tell next week! Please attend to see our progress the team has made so far.  It will be on Thursday, 20th June ⋅ 1:30 – 2:00pm

What are we keeping an eye on?

  • Other planning projects that may impact on ours (namely the replacement of Northgate M3 with Tascomi for planning applications)
  • Other ICT projects that may impact on ours (namely the API factory which is re-engineering Hackney’s environments and development processes)
  • Progress on the Addresses API at Hackney as or project is dependent on this
  • We’ll be deciding on a date for the Service Assessment to take place


  • We decided to go with gov notify for our emails

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