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Local plans


The Digital Land team started work on the local plans beta phase in July 2020, looking at building a national dataset of local plans and policies.

This work builds on the outputs and recommendations from the local plans alpha phase the team ran with dxw and the Planning Advisory Service.

Working with the Planning directorate in The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG), we aim to:

  • define a specification for publishing data about local plan making
  • create guidance and tools to help local planning authorities publish information about their local plans as data
  • collect and present this information, to form a national dataset of local planning policies which can be visualised in a dashboard, and on a map
  • build a roadmap for developing further standards and specifications for publishing local plan making policies as data

We will test our designs with a variety of users throughout the beta phase. Read more about our user research plans.

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