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 1 March 2009

Adminstrative Areas

Posted in: Local Authorities | Ordnance Survey | Planning | Trading Fund              

12 Supporters so far - add your name

Posted by: Benjamin Gould

Public Sector Information Holder: Ordnance Survey

Information Asset: Administrative Areas Geographic Data

The problem

I would like free access to administrative geography data held by Ordnance Survey. At the moment you have to pay just to know the extent of local authority boundaries! This information should be free, as proposed by the Power of Information Taskforce.

My ideal solution

The boundary line product should be publicly available, and free to re-use (at least non-commercially) under a simple licence.

What I would do

Create applications, like the excellent "Fix My Street", which depends on knowing who is responsible for what, where.

Posted at Sunday, 01 March 2009 08:55:53 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [1] #   

 12 December 2008

Planning Applications

Posted in: Local Authorities | Planning | REST API              

7 Supporters so far - add your name

Posted by: Workshop on Finding and Re-using Public Information

Public Sector Information Holder: Local Authorities

Information Asset: Planning Applications

The problem

At the Open Knowledge Foundation Workshop on Finding and Re-using Public Information, a list of 15-20 key government / public datasets were identified. Planning Applications held by local authorities were one of these.

My ideal solution

All UK planning applications to be published online using open and re-usable data formats. At the moment some planning applications are published on the planning portal website, some on local authority websites. This information should be brought together in an interoperable way that allows onward re-use.

What I would do

This is a core dataset for building almost any kind of local community website, that allows people to interact and express their views about changes to the local built environment.

Posted at Friday, 12 December 2008 09:01:41 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [0] #   

 12 July 2008

Decisions on rights of way orders for Wales

Posted in: Planning              

0 Supporters so far - add your name

Posted by: John Trevelyan, Rowtac Ltd

Public Sector Information Holder: Planning Inspectorate

Information Asset: Decisions on rights of way orders for Wales

The problem

Since early 2007 the Planning Inspectorate has published on its website copies of decisions on rights of way orders in England. Previously it had circulated paper copies to various organisations. The website provides access for all, but covers only the decisions for orders made by authorities in England. The legal procedures are exactly the same in Wales, so why not extend the coverage to include Welsh orders?

My ideal solution

The existing coverage (at http://www.planning-inspectorate.gov.uk/pins/row_order_advertising/map.htm) to be extended to cover orders made by local authorities in Wales and submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.

What I would do

I, and other peole involved in rights of way work, would read the decisions, and refer to them, as I do at present for those in England.

Posted at Saturday, 12 July 2008 11:30:11 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [0] #   

 8 July 2008

National Planning Appeals

Posted in: Planning | REST API              

3 Supporters so far - add your name

Posted by: Richard Pope, PlanningAlerts.com

Public Sector Information Holder: Planning Inspectorate

Information Asset:National Planning Appeals

The problem

Planning Alerts.com is a volunteer run free service that emails people when a planning application has been loged near where they live. We would like to be able to add national planning appeals to this service (ones made direct to the planning inspectorate).

My ideal solution

A data feed of national planning appeals ideally in this format: http://www.planningalerts.com/lambeth.xml but any machine readable format is fine.

What I would do

Use it to email people when a national planning appeal is made.

Posted at Tuesday, 08 July 2008 10:37:37 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [1] #