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New NLPG Licence is Perfect for Smaller Customers

Posted: 19 November 2009

The National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) is more accessible than ever thanks to a new licence that makes it attractive for smaller customers such as Housing Associations and Primary Care Trusts.
The NLPG can now be licensed for smaller geographical areas which brings down the cost considerably for organisations with small areas of interest.
The NLPG is run on behalf of local government by the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) with Intelligent Addressing (IA) as the national custodian.
Until recently, subsets of the NLPG were only available commercially by Government Office Region. The new licence enables users to license NLPG data based on local authority boundaries with pricing based on the number of Basic Land and Property Units (BLPUs) in the area. This renders the NLPG instantly affordable for many organisations. In addition the new pricing structure offers multi-year discounts for those taking out 2 and 3 year licences, providing further encouragement to those wishing to use the NLPG to serve their businesses over the longer term. A new price list for every Local Authority has also been published on the NLPG website.
The first organisation to take advantage of the new licence is the Trafford Housing Trust which looks after 9,300 affordable properties within the Trafford Area of Greater Manchester. "The NLPG will initially provide us with a âsense' check for the Trust's current property data records which will be data matched. It will be used subsequently to underpin our new CRM system," said Bob Dodds, Business Support Manager, at the Trafford Housing Trust. "The NLPG will provide us with the definitive address component for all the Trusts' housing assets moving forward," continued Dodds.
"Making the NLPG available in smaller slices has an immediate impact on cost and renders it affordable for many commercial users," said Nick Turner, Business Development Manager at Intelligent Addressing. "Using the NLPG also makes it possible to share data and intelligence with other users of the NLPG including Local Authorities and the emergency services. Additionally contractors working for licensees can also use the data for official business. This is particularly useful, for example, in the case of Housing Associations using external contractors to carry out maintenance and repairs on their properties," continued Turner.
19 November 2009

Notes to Editors:
The NLPG was initiated in 1999 to become the master address dataset for England and Wales and the central hub for the 376 address creating Local Authorities and their Local Land and Property Gazetteers (LLPGs). Based on twelve digit unique property reference numbers (UPRNs) the underlying principle of these gazetteers is to provide a single definitive address database for all departments and systems across a local authority in order to cut costs, improve efficiency and service delivery. www.nlpg.org.uk
The NLPG is a joint venture between the Local Government Information House part of IDeA and Intelligent Addressing Limited.
Intelligent Addressing is a specialist private sector consultancy (an SME) employing recognised experts in addressing. It was originally set up to help develop the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) on behalf of local government and now manages the NLPG and NSG (National Street Gazetteer) central data hubs under the terms of the Mapping Services Agreement (MSA) with local government.
Intelligent Addressing contacts:
Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing | 0207 747 3500 | E-mail: [email protected] | www.intelligent-addressing.co.uk
The Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) works in partnership with all councils, to enhance the performance of the best, accelerate the speed of improvement of the rest, and develop the sector as a whole.
Working in partnership with the local government community developing national infrastructure projects that enable councils to deliver local services more effectively, LGIH acts as an intermediary between the public and the private sector enabling it to negotiate with private companies on behalf of local authorities in order to provide key parts of a technical infrastructure for improved service delivery.
IDeA contact:
Paul Bailey | Tel: 020 7296 6600 | Email: [email protected]| www.idea.gov.uk
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