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.
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.