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LAID (Local Authority Identification)

A unique 4 digit identifier assigned by central government to each local authority.  Used for information exchange between central and local government.  For a list of LAIDs, see Appendix B Section 1 of the GeoPlace DEC-Addresses.  Also known as Local Custodian Code.

Lane Rental

A scheme which gives companies who need to close specific part of Streets, to complete highway works, describing financial incentives to make sure it is carried out in a less disruptive way.

See Section 74A of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (inserted by section 255 of the Transport Act 2000).


In the GeoPlace DEC-Addresses, a Lane is one of the following:

  • A narrow road.

  • A rural road.

  • Part of a road delineated by road markings, for example a bus lane or a cycle lane.

  • A part of a road over which a rental scheme applies.

Sections 74, 74A and 74B of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.

Large Goods Vehicle

A European legislative term.  See also 'Heavy Goods Vehicle'.

Last Update Date

Date on which a Record was last modified.

Level Crossing

A place where a railway crosses a Road on a level. See Level Crossings Act 1983.

LGA (Local Government Association)

The LGA is the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve local government. It is a politically-led, cross-party organisation that works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government. We aim to influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils so they are able to deliver local solutions to national problems.

LGIH (Local Government Information House Limited)

LGIH worked with local government to develop national geographical and spatial information infrastructure projects (company registration number: 03490270).

LHA (Local Highways Authorities)

A highway authority with responsibility for compiling the List of Streets for its area and submitting level 3 street records for its area to the NSG.

See Sections 1, 2, 3 and 36 (6) of the Highways Act 1980.


In the GeoPlace DEC-Addresses, a series of coordinate points between two locations.

List of Streets

A list of highways which are within the area of the Local Highway Authority and which are Highways Maintainable at Public Expense. The origins of the List of Streets lie in public health legislation of 1925 and originally there was only a requirement to hold a list for urban areas; the present obligations were set out in the Highways Act 1980. Some highways are recorded on the List of Streets because they were publicly maintainable highways before 1835. Others were added as a result of later adoptions of one kind or another

See Section 36 of the Highways Act 1980.

LLC (Local Land Charges)

A Local Authority function which forms part of the property conveyance process.

LLP (Limited Liability Partnership)

 A limited liability partnership is a partnership in which some or all partners (depending on the jurisdiction) have limited liabilities. It therefore exhibits elements of partnerships and corporations. In an LLP, one partner is not responsible or liable for another partner's misconduct or negligence

LLPG (Local Land and Property Gazetteer)

The local authority address dataset which is used to supply DCA Address Updates.

LLPG Custodian (Local Land and Property Gazetteer Custodian)

Now known as Authority Address Custodian. See 'Authority Address Custodian'.

Local Boundary

A boundary of a local authority, for example a district authority.

Local Considerations

The necessity to consider objects or living people as part of a request to undertake works.

Local Custodian Code

See 'LAID (Local Authority Identification)'.

Local Maintenance Agreement

An agreement between two Local Highway Authorities to undertake works on behalf of the other.

Logical Status
An indicator of the current status of a specified BLPU or LPI Record in an LLPG. See also BS 7666-2:2006, pages 6 and 9, sections 6.1 and 7.1 for descriptions.
LPI (Land and Property Identifier)

A textual description of a BLPU (Basic Land and Property Unit). See also BS 7666-2:2006, page 2, section 3.5 for definition.

LSG (Local Street Gazetteer)

The local authority street dataset which is used to supply DCA Street Updates (Data Cooperation Agreement Updates).


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