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Improvements to address data on the way

by on November 12, 2014

Next Friday (21 November) we will be rolling out some improvements to our planning application address services.

We are going to start using a new source of data, which is the same data source that LPAs use to identify site address information utilising the NLPG-equivalent (National Land and Property Gazetteer) data from OS AddressBase when users create planning applications.

The neat bit about using this data is that we can carry across the UPRN value (Unique Property Reference Number) which is used by the LPA to identify the property in the authority’s back office and GIS systems, speeding up the application process.

The update will also let us map county data more accurately, and the data will be updated every six weeks to capture any changes made by local authorities.

Applicants will also be able to create an application for addresses without a postcode more easily.

The change is going live on Friday 21 November between 05:00 and 07:00. This will require a site outage.

7 Comments
  1. Jeanette Collins permalink

    I was asking about this very feature in an administrators network meeting and Enfield said they had this feature. Do you have any more information on this plea

  2. Kim Piper permalink

    Sorry, i may be being daft, I thought that there was already this function? when new applications are created the UPRN is automatically generated in our system. Am i missing something?

    • sarahchilcott permalink

      Apologies Kim and Jeanette if the wording wasn’t clear. The upgrade will still include the UPRN but also all other address data in a way which is consistent and much more up to date with LPAs systems.

  3. Jon Grocutt permalink

    Hello, we use Idox Uniform and their portal connector software. Will this work automatically or will the software need to be updated?

    • sarahchilcott permalink

      Hi Jon. It should work automatically, so no need for an update.

  4. Jeanette Collins permalink

    Hi Sarah, will it also work automatically for Idox Acolaid?

    • sarahchilcott permalink

      Hi Jeanette. Yes, it won’t affect the schema so there shouldn’t be an impact for any connectors/software or systems. Sarah

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