Land and building asset register
The Local Government Transparency Code requires us to publish details of each of the council’s land and building assets on an annual basis, which you can find below. For further information on the Transparency Code, please take a look at our webpage on what is open data?
Guidance on using the data on the land and building asset register
Local land asset data is published under the Open Government Licence. However, third party Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) may not permit the opening up of the data for free reuse.
The address information (and in particular the unique property reference number and the easting and northing) fall under third party IPR as the data is owned by the Ordnance Survey and GeoPlace LLP. The postcode is owned by Royal Mail.
Royal Mail makes a distinction between address information which has been created and that which has been cleansed using the Postal Address File. Royal Mail have agreed that using the Postal Address File (PAF) for confirming rather than creating an address of an asset is cleansed data. For the address to be considered as created, would require the organisation to learn that an asset existed through interrogation of the PAF. Royal Mail cleansed data can be published openly on a website and can be freely re-used.
The Ordnance Survey has released the free use of UPRNs under the “presumption to publish” policy and we are permitted to publish geo-coordinates x and y if they are derived from Ordnance Survey maps for land asset information only. Land asset information is published under the Open Government Licence v3 in order to meet the requirements of the Transparency Code.
Further guidance about derived data and the Public Sector Mapping Agreement Licences is available at: