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Welsh Assembly Government Adopts the NLPG

Posted: 21 June 2010

London, June 2010 â The Welsh Assembly Government has chosen to license the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) as its source of property information for its forthcoming Planning Application registration and tracking system.
The decision was taken as it was felt that only the NLPG could provide the accuracy and depth of coverage as well as the reliability required.
Local Authorities have a statutory duty to inform the Welsh Assembly Government of any planning applications that could affect the trunk road network. The Assembly can then choose to make comments and recommendations on the application. The Assembly have a steady stream of planning applications which need to be recorded, tracked and processed. These planning applications are typically referenced to an address and a National Grid reference. To enable the identification of duplications, the applications need to be normalised to a standard form of property address now provided by the NLPG.
The Planning Application registration and tracking system is an extension to Trunk Road Agents Management System (TRAMS). TRAMS is a hosted and managed solution provided by Exor Corporation to the Welsh Assembly Government. The extension will replace paper based processes which previously left all the data in one inaccessible data silo. By using the NLPG as the common reference source this data is now available to all users of the system accessed by both the Assembly and its Agents via the web.
Use of the NLPG is growing. Created by Local Authorities to improve efficiency, save money and improve service delivery The NLPG is now in use across the whole of England and Wales as the primary source of address information.
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Notes to editors
The NLPG is a joint venture between all local authorities in England and Wales, the Local Government Information House, part of IDeA and Intelligent Addressing Limited.
Intelligent Addressing is contracted under the terms of the Mapping Services Agreement for Local Government to manage the NLPG hub. IA is required to receive, validate and integrate LLPG data from Local Authorities into the national hub and then distribute the data as part of the NLPG. Under a separate public private partnership agreement, IA has been contracted to act as the sole agent for the commercialisation of the NLPG, and promote its use in market sectors beyond the scope of the MSA.
Local Government Information House (LGIH) are a wholly owned subsidiary of the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA). LGIH are able to act as an intermediary between the private and public sectors and utilise this position to gain best value for the public sector. LGIH have developed and implemented several groundbreaking projects nationally across local government, including the Mapping Services Agreement, resulting in faster and more effective service delivery and have saved local government over significant financial savings in the process
Exor Corporation was founded in 1995 and is the global leader in infrastructure asset management solutions for Government and network centric industries. Exor established its operating base in highways management and is rapidly expanding into other strategic markets including rail and water. Based on world-class Oracle technology Exor provides clients with a modular approach to their individual technology needs. Exor Corporation operates worldwide in Asia-Pacific, North America and Europe and in September 2005 was included in the Software 500 list of the world's foremost software and service providers. Exor systems manage 1,000,000 miles of roads with an asset value in excess of $750 billion (USD).
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