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 we publish open data on our open data website

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 which include:

This data has been published under the INSPIRE and Transparency regulations. 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.

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

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