Monday, 16 June 2014

Instantly access UK-wide planning data and gain valuable insight into your local area

We’ve relaunched PromapIQ to make it quicker and easier for you to access property and planning information.  You can gain valuable at-a-glance overview into planning applications, listed buildings and other points of interest within a 250m radius of your site or extending out to 5km of your site for free before conducting a full enquiry.

PromapIQ is a comprehensive UK database of planning applications, listed buildings and points of interest and provides you with a quick and simple way to search, view, interact and gather crucial property and planning information.

PromapIQ  provides access to:
·         over 8.3 million planning applications
·         the average of 14,000 new planning records that are processed every week
·         over 400,000 Listed Buildings
·         over 3.9 million ‘points of interest’ features, including over 735,000 commercial services; over 390,000 retail and eating out sites; 207,500 education and health sites; over 415,500 manufacturing and production sites, and more

Accessing PromapIQ is easier than ever.  While reviewing your data within Promap, simply click the ‘View in IQ’ button by the planning applications, listed buildings and points of interest overview information.

Promap Labs has evolved into Landmark Labs

Preview new and existing datasets from Landmark's extensive library of over 400 datasets

Since its launch Promap Labs has attracted over 3,000 visitors and the feedback that you supplied has shaped how trial datasets could be used in future Landmark products.

The first dataset to feature on the newly rebranded Landmark Labs is UKLand from The GeoInformation Group. This identifies land use and cover throughout the UK, including the location and extent of 27 different land use and land cover classes. A preview sample covering the Reading area is available now for you to trial.

With over 400 datasets available from Landmark Information Group and over four million data features updated every month, Landmark Labs offers the industry an insight into the extensive library that helps support a range of needs; from planning application or conveyancing due diligence, to accessing risk-based land reports, through to identifying developable land opportunities in-line with the government’s current focus on increasing house building across the UK.

Refreshed datasets and content will be added to Landmark Labs on a regular basis, making it an ideal forum for the industry to visit frequently to preview or trial new or lesser-known datasets.  

Visit Landmark Labs today to have a look and submit your comments - we’d love to hear what you think.

Get involved - Launch Landmark Labs

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Unexploded Ordnance – is your site at risk?

In the latest issue (105) of Construction and Civil Engineering David Mole, Business Development Director at Landmark Information Group, explains the importance of incorporating unexploded ordnance risk assessments as part of Phase I site investigations.

It is almost 70 years since the end of World War II, yet Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) continues to pose a risk across the UK. It is estimated that 10 per cent of bombs dropped on London alone failed to detonate and could therefore pose a threat if unearthed.

Add to this the recent turbulent weather conditions, and we have seen a peak in the number of unexploded devices that have been unearthed as a result of the floods.   In fact, it has been reported that since the middle of December 2013 to the end of February, the Royal Navy’s Southern Dive Unit recovered or disposed of 244 items of ordnance.

When planning a new construction or civil engineering project, it is therefore important to incorporate UXO risk assessments as part of the Phase I site investigations to determine whether any potential risks may be present. 

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