Transparency and open data

We are committed to being open and transparent about how we work, our decision-making processes and the services we provide.

As part of this commitment we are increasing the amount of data that we make available publicly so that residents are able to hold us to account better. This data has been published under the INSPIRE and Transparency regulations.

We comply with the code of recommended practice for local authorities on data transparency, which recommends the datasets councils should make available as a minimum, as a starting point for deciding what information we should make available.

We have also used your feedback, and requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, to identify additional datasets for publication. We will continue to increase the number of datasets that we make available over time, where resources and capacity permit, and there is a clear public demand for the information.

If you have any questions about our open data, or would like to request the publication of a particular dataset, please email [email protected].

You can also read our publication scheme, which lists the information we make available as part of our obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Open data sites for data downloading for reuse

We publish our open data to our open data portal

You can view data on interactive map, or in table format, as well as download data. Downloads of the data can be taken as rest services, WMS services, Shapefiles, KMLs, APIs or CSVs.

All of our data is also available on our data.gov.uk site in a searchable format for downloads of GIS shapefiles, WMS services, CSVs and PDFs.