WRITTEN ON January 18th, 2007 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Design: Co-creation, Online Maps, Save Time and Money, What do we want?

A Richard Pope project, currently in Beta, that gives you planning alerts in relation to your post code. We face a stark choice. We could take a joined up cross-cutting project through several Gateway review stages and go out to tender for an innovative shared service project to put something like this on DirectGov. Or we could just use www.planningalerts.com and buy Richard a pint.

3 Responses to “Fresh from MySoc labs: planning alerts by postcode”

Ruth Kennedy wrote on January 19th, 2007 3:41 pm :

This is a great example of co-creation to show Pat McFadden – and raise the why go through a cross-cutting-Gateway-review-external-tender-complicated-procurement-process-when-people-will-do-stuff-for-free question.

Charles Arthur wrote on January 27th, 2007 2:35 am :

This is something we’ve written about in the Guardian this week as part of the Free Our Data campaign (www.freeourdata.org.uk).

The ideal would be for local authorities to have XML feeds or APIs for queries. But yes, it’s good.

And if government departments beyond the DCA and its Statute Law Database would make their data available..

Robert wrote on April 11th, 2007 6:44 pm :

Richard could save some time by going through the Department for Communities and Local Government and asking them to advise the 400 councils in England to publish the details in the format he wishes.