Mapping Brownfield Sites
The Strategic Housing Register forms part of the Local Plan and details all areas that could be potential, or actual, sites for housing development. Prior to this release the most recent data was from 2011. We have plotted 7874 sites from 164 Local Authorities on to our Universal Map with further details opening in the left panel on clicking the map marker.
Land Registry Titles
We worked with Land Registry in the initial release of the Corporate Data Set of Titles. The problem with Social stock was that most of it had never been sold so the original title was submitted to the old paper system. This meant that we had to clean the data to deal with spelling mistakes of owner names, name changes, stock transfers and titles that had not been updated or submitted incorrectly. The master database contains 12.7 M titles and we use this information to plot stock on the maps but it is also useful when tracking owners of sites both public and commercial.
Everything we do we do in detail. We’re not just feeding records in to the system, we strip them of data first so we can monitor and measure more effectively. We collect Planning Applications for the largest 10 cities in the UK looking specifically for Residential New Build, Conversions and Office to Residential applications. We’re happy to collect applications from other areas on request.
As we look at each application in detail we are able to build very accurate reports on the data we collect and compile these in to tables and carry out further analysis depending on the tasks we are set by our clients.
Delivering Accurate Tenders, Contract Awards & Pipeline Data
Where we differ from other Tender & Contract portals is although we Hoover up 100s of public sector tenders everyday we concentrate on the ‘Built Environment’ and strip them of information as they are added to Housingnet. Our clients save time by relying on us to find the relevant Tenders for them based on the selections they have made. We have been benchmarked against Tenders Direct, B2B and Contracts Advance and we are first out with the Tenders and never miss any. Daily Tenders are sent to clients by email – view an example here and can be accessed through our Business Intelligence On-Demand service.
Minutes also form part of ‘BIOD’ and give early insight to upcoming tenders, problems with contracts, new build spending and planning and any other interesting information we can find. We look at all Local Authority (and Housing Association where available) Minutes and select any paragraphs that we think may be of some interest to our clients. You select what areas and topics you want to be shown.
There is no secret to how we collect data, the office is split in to data teams covering Contracts, News, Reports and Finance and this development and pipeline data is stripped out of Annual Reports, the Statistical Data Return, News and from the organisations website and literature. View a sample of the data.
Read the Blog post on our Universal Map project which uses multiple data sets to map UK Social Housing and Contract information.
League Tables & Market Share Analysis
Looking at the data in detail enables us to produce accurate analysis on the contractors and clients working in the sector.
The Data Bank
We produce dynamic sheets of data that update in real time as we add new information. The sheets are used for benchmarking, finding ‘best fit’ target clients and competitor analysis.
We offer free access to parts of Housingnet to Housing Association and Local Authority employees and sell two types of commercial licenses. Click here to learn more about what we provide and please get in touch if you think we can help or have any questions to ask.