What we're working on

Upcoming data standards

These are the planning areas we're looking at right now, and the ones we plan to work on next.

For each planning area we will determine whether a data standard has the potential to unlock value in the planning system. If it does, we will draft a data standard to test with publishers.

We regularly ask our community to help us decide the things we need to work on and tell us what they need from the data. Read our code of conduct to see how you can contribute.

Working on now

These are the planning considerations we are currently taking through our design process.

If you'd like to help us explore and shape these standards, join the conversation.

Site allocations

Co-design Blocked

We think this supports:

  • modern planning software
  • faster local plans

Discuss Site allocations

Local area requirements

Test and iterate

We think this supports:

  • modern planning software
  • faster local plans
  • other

Discuss Local area requirements

Design codes

Test and iterate

We think this supports:

  • included in lura
  • other

Discuss Design codes

Development plans and timetables

Test and iterate

We think this supports:

  • faster local plans
  • included in lura

Discuss Development plans and timetables

Educational establishment

Co-design

We think this supports:

  • faster local plans

Discuss Educational establishment

Planning conditions

Co-design

We think this supports:

  • modern planning software
  • other

Discuss Planning conditions

Built up areas

Co-design

We think this supports:

  • faster local plans
  • other

Discuss Built up areas

Casi and lidar habitat

Co-design

We think this supports:

  • modern planning software
  • faster local plans

Discuss Casi and lidar habitat

Housing numbers

Research Blocked

We think this supports:

  • faster local plans
  • other

Discuss Housing numbers

Important bird areas

Research Blocked

We think this supports:

  • modern planning software
  • faster local plans

Discuss Important bird areas

Boundary line

Co-design

We think this supports:

  • modern planning software

Discuss Boundary line

Gypsy, Roma & traveller sites

Co-design Blocked

We think this supports:

  • faster local plans
  • other

Discuss Gypsy, Roma & traveller sites

Smoke control area

Research Blocked

We think this supports:

  • modern planning software

Discuss Smoke control area

Listed buildings

Co-design

We think this supports:

  • modern planning software

Discuss Listed buildings

Uprn

Co-design

We think this supports:

  • modern planning software

Discuss Uprn

Usrn

Research

We think this supports:

  • modern planning software

Discuss Usrn

National forest inventory

Co-design Blocked

We think this supports:

  • modern planning software
  • faster local plans

Discuss National forest inventory

Main rivers

Co-design

We think this supports:

  • modern planning software

Discuss Main rivers

Coal authority managed tips

Research Blocked

We think this supports:

  • faster local plans

Discuss Coal authority managed tips

Open roads

Co-design

We think this supports:

  • modern planning software
  • faster local plans

Discuss Open roads

Council wards

Test and iterate

We think this supports:

  • modern planning software

Discuss Council wards

National Public Transport Access Nodes (NaPTAN)

Test and iterate

We think this supports:

  • modern planning software
  • other

Discuss National Public Transport Access Nodes (NaPTAN)

Nature improvement areas

Co-design

We think this supports:

  • modern planning software
  • faster local plans

Discuss Nature improvement areas

Agricultural land classification

Co-design

We think this supports:

  • modern planning software
  • other

Discuss Agricultural land classification

Parliamentary constituencies

Research Blocked

We think this supports:

No focus areas set

Flood storage areas

Test and iterate

We think this supports:

  • modern planning software

Discuss Flood storage areas

Planning applications & decisions

Co-design Blocked

We think this supports:

  • modern planning software

Discuss Planning applications & decisions

Emerging priorities

These are the planning considerations that are becoming priorities based on department objectives and our analysis of what will add the most value.

If you'd like to help us understand the data needs for these planning areas, join the conversation to see what we trying to find out.

Green space

Backlog

We think this supports:

  • faster local plans
  • other

Discuss Green space

Border

Backlog

We think this supports:

  • other

Discuss Border

Design codes

Test and iterate

We think this supports:

  • included in lura
  • other

Discuss Design codes

Built up areas

Co-design

We think this supports:

  • faster local plans
  • other

Discuss Built up areas

See our full backlog of planning considerations.