This is a prototype.

  1. Digital Land
  2. Points of Friction
  3. Data often isn't available as data
Friction

Data often isn't available as data

Often even the most basic information often isn’t available as data. For example, every local planning authority should publish a local plan, but there isn’t an authoritative list of local planning authorities, and there isn’t a single list of local plans.

The best public list of local planning authorities we’ve found is a PDF published by the planning inspectorate, but the data in this is text, which requires effort and care to process. Ideally this would be a register with links to local authorities, development area and national park registers and the local plans themselves.