Read about the user research and policy work to resume publishing EPC data on Open Data Communities.
The Digital Land team was represented at this year’s FUTURE: PropTech event to engage with and learn from innovators in the housing and planning sector. Find out more about the event and what we learned.
How we settled on design patterns as a way to encourage interoperability and data reuse, without forcing local authorities to generate planning data in yet another specialised standard.
After six weeks of discovery, we summarise the key findings from our work and where we're planning to go next in alpha.
People have been working on planning application data projects for over 10 years, from individual hackers, to local government and commercial providers. We summarise some of these initiatives and look at the challenges ahead for this project.
What we’ve been up to this sprint, including: talking to stakeholders, learning about similar projects that have been done, and holding our second round of user research interviews. Coming up next: more interviews; Alpha project phase plan
What we’ve been up to this sprint, including: Kicking off the project, creating a roadmap, and holding our first batch of user research interviews. Coming up next: more interviews, and an adjusted model of the planning submissions process.
How we are kicking off a new Discovery phase with the Digital Land (MHCLG) and mySociety teams. The Planning Permissions project, “Single register of planning”, will explore how to make data around planning applications more open, accessible, sustainable, and trustworthy.
Based on our learnings from discovery, this is the first in a series of blog posts that explains the points of friction that our users face when trying to use housing data.
How we’re working with planning policy people, local authorities and suppliers to evolve minimal data standards for Section 106 agreements and Viability assessments.
Our approach for user research during the discovery phase.