Peter Murray discusses the innovative, Planning London Datahub, with Jules Pipe CBE, Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills and Sarah Bevan, Programme Director for Planning & Development at London First.
The Planning London Datahub, launched by the Mayor of London, is a database of all planning applications in London. This is the result of a collaboration project between many including MHCLG, City Hall, private sector and Boroughs.
It includes a single open dataset of all development proposals in the planning process to enable monitoring of how our city is changing and develop an understand of how, identify trends and gain valuable insights. This is updated automatically from all London boroughs and is therefore a live and current picture of planning applications, permissions, commencements and completions in Greater London.
The data is accessible in a number of ways to make it useable and useful to everyone. This will evolve as the project moves forward but for now, we have live Dashboards hosted on the London Datastore and if you are so minded you can build your own dashboards in a tool called Kibana for more forensic data visualisations.
The Planning London DataHub