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The NLPG Has Got You Covered!

Posted: 13 October 2010

Recent press reports that the information used by emergency services do not include new housing estates should soon be a thing of the past as Police forces and Fire and Rescue Services make greater use of the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG).
The NLPG is designed to be the definitive address list for England and Wales.
Whether responding to low level crime or to major incidents, Police forces and Fire and Rescue Services need quick and reliable access to intelligence about new housing estates. These organisations can get access to the latest new build information through the NLPG.
Because the NLPG is created at source by local authorities, Police forces and Fire and Rescue Services have access to daily updates of new intelligence to locate newly built estates. This service is facilitated by Local Government Information House, part of the Local Government Group, through a national agreement with all Local Authorities within England and Wales. The NLPG hub is managed by Intelligent Addressing Ltd on behalf of local government.
Each Local Authority within England and Wales has a well established process for dealing with new housing developments which are added to their Local Land and Property Gazetteers as part of the planning process. This local intelligence is then submitted to the national hub which provides a single source of addressing for local service provision across England and Wales.
"Key systems, stretching from Council Tax to the Electoral Register rely on the NLPG," said Tony Black, Operations Director at Intelligent Addressing. "You can be sure that if new houses are receiving Council Tax statements and refuse collections, they will be included in the NLPG. We have seen huge improvements in the completeness and currency of the NLPG in the last few years as a result of national initiatives involving the Fire Services and the Electoral Roll for example. As more and more emergency service organisations engage with the NLPG, the better it will become" added Black.
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PR Contact: William Allbrook, Tel: +44(0)1666 826641, Email: [email protected]
Intelligent Addressing contact: Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing, +44(0)207 747 3500, E-mail: [email protected], www.intelligent-addressing.co.uk
Notes to editors:
The NLPG is a joint venture between all local authorities in England and Wales, the Local Government Information House, part of the Local Government Group and Intelligent Addressing Limited.
Intelligent Addressing is an information management specialist and data provider, focusing on land and property data, particularly addresses. As well as being the joint venture partner with local government in the development of the NLPG, IA also manages the national datasets for local government; the NLPG and the National Street Gazetteer (NSG). Data is an essential yet high-cost resource to maintain. IA helps organisations find, utilise and manage the information that they need and provides services to any organisation that depends on the accuracy, manageability and versatility of its information.
Local Government Information House is part of the Local Government Group. LGIH concentrates on core projects that have maximum benefit for the whole of local government. To this end, LGIH focuses on geographical information-related projects, as the standardisation of this type of data affects more than 80 per cent of what local government does. 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.
Local Government Association is the single voice for local government. As a voluntary membership body, funded almost entirely by the subscriptions of our 422 member authorities in England and Wales, we lobby and campaign for changes in policy and legislation on behalf of our member councils and the people and communities they serve. We work with and on behalf of our membership to deliver our shared vision of an independent and confident local government sector, where local priorities drive public service improvement in every city, town and village and every councillor acts as a champion for their ward and for the people they represent. www.local.gov.uk/association
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