Weeknote — 2019-06-07

This week at Digital Land

The big news this week was new regulations for The Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2019 have been laid before Parliament, an important step for the developer contributions policy.

Data collection workshop

Paul D participated in the first Product Management community of practice meeting organised by Sam and represented the team at a workshop looking at how the department collects data for analysis, which resulted in these postits to explain Digital Land:

Explaining Digital Land: Ecosystem (making data available to overcome information disparity); Users (diversifying development); Goals (changing the relationship between communities and development); Opportunity (fixing the broken housing market!)

Natalie and Ed have been meeting the policy teams we're working with and Natalie went to the third Data Bites event at the Institute for Government meaning someone from the team has been to each one.

Helena has been continuing our research into local plans, and begun a plan for improving our design process, starting with how we investigate prospective projects and shape discoveries.

Christine has been continuing to prototype the registers editor, adding a check-entry page, and Jake has begun work on a proof of concept for the Registers validator using API Gateway and Lambda.

Rebecca was in Leeds for the One team gov wellbeing camp and Emily picked up lots of practical tips and tricks from a content design course in Bristol where her writing was subjected to a 20 person content crit!

The Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system public consultation was opened which will inform any future discovery work for the golden thread project.