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 17 September 2010

Land Use Statistics

Posted in: DEFRA              

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Posted by: Oliver Cant

Public Sector Information Holder: DEFRA

Information Asset: UK Land Use Statistics

The problem

There does not seem to be a full and clear account of the UK's land use statistics under the ten government designated groups. I'm currently doing some research for my Diploma in Countryside Management and would be most grateful if this could be made readily available.

Kind Regards

Olly Cant

My ideal solution

Just simply a page which can be easily "Googled" showing the percentage of UK land use broken down into the ten main groups (Residential, Transport & Utilities, Industry & Commerce, Community Services, Vacant, Minerals & Waste, Defence, Agriculture, Forestry & Open Land & Water and Outdoor Recreation). Ideally I would like to see the same data from the last 10 years (or further back if possible!)

What I would do

I would use the data to study how UK land use has changed which would form the basis of my assignment looking at the land use changes over time and their implications for future conservation sites.

Posted at Friday, 17 September 2010 10:43:23 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [0] #   

 26 July 2010

National Parks Members Register of Interests

Posted in: DEFRA              

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Posted by: Sue Baillie

Public Sector Information Holder: DEFRA

Information Asset: National Park Authorities Members 'other interests'

The problem

National Parks currently have un-elected members on their authority boards. These members often wear a number of other 'hats' that the general public may not be aware of. These other interests could be seen as prejudicial to local decision-making. If these members were locally elected then the general public would KNOW who they were voting for and what other 'hats' these people wear.

My ideal solution

The ideal solution would be to make available to the public, in one place of access, a list of ALL other boards, authorities, councils etc., that National Park Authority Members have an interest in and what remuneration or expenses they draw from each 'seat'.

What I would do

Our group (One Voice) would make a link available from our website. We only inform and empower our members, it would be their decision as to how they may or may not use that information.

Posted at Monday, 26 July 2010 15:57:36 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [0] #   

 15 November 2008

Bluetongue Clinical Signs Images

Posted in: DEFRA              

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Posted by: Alex Lord

Public Sector Information Holder: DEFRA

Information Asset: Bluetongue Clinical Signs Images

The problem

I am a 3rd year veterinary student who is doing a pathology wiki project on bluetongue and to impreove my project i need images of pathology of bluetongue and the clinical signs images of bluetongue would be ideal however they are covered by crown copyright and i understqand replicating these pictures needs to be done with your permission.

My ideal solution

For Crown copyright to give me permission to copy and paste the pictures from the defra website on bluetongue clinical signs.

What I would do

I would transfer the images to a wiki project which is on the royal dick vet electronic server. The images would back up my project well.

Posted at Saturday, 15 November 2008 16:01:21 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [0] #   

 22 July 2008

DEFRA News

Posted in: ATOM Feed | RSS Feed | DEFRA              

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Posted by: Peter Clutton-Brock, 2moroX

Public Sector Information Holder: DEFRA

Information Asset: DEFRA news

The problem

There is no RSS feed for the news on the DEFRA news site (and other government departments).

My ideal solution

It would be great if Government departments (especially DEFRA) had an RSS feed for their news. It would be even better if there was a selection of feeds for different topics.

What I would do

I am setting up a social news site for government related news on sustainable development. The RSS feed (links only) would be fed into this site and discussed and rated by the community.

Posted at Tuesday, 22 July 2008 20:42:50 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  Comments [0] #