Really strange feeling when I’m reading my Google reader for a post to pop up that relates to my own street!
This now happens thanks to PlanningAlerts.com This is a free service built by Richard Pope, Mikel Maron, Sam Smith, Duncan Parkes and Tom Hughes. The site is kindly hosted by mySociety.org. It searches as many local authority planning websites as it can find and emails you details of applications near you. The aim of this to enable shared scrutiny of what is being built (and knocked down) in peoples communities.
A really excellent application of RSS technology in action, will be stranger when my own planning application to convert my old office into 6 flats appears!