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Postcode campaign gears up to save popular web services

A range of popular websites, providing useful services such as information on local job vacancies and planning applications, have been closed down following the Royal Mail’s decision to crack down on the use they made of its postcode address database.

As Alex blogged previously:

With postcodes so increasingly important to national life, it’s ridiculous that they are not public data that is, as a minimum, free to use for non-profit organisations.

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What planning applications are being made near where you live?

This service has been around on a trial basis for a little while, but I’ve only just started using it myself: www.planningalerts.com

It’s pretty straight-forward: give your postcode and email address and in return you get news of planning applications by email. The email alerts look to me to be better than many offered by councils themselves, so this may also be a useful service for councillors and colleagues to promote to the public in their patch.

It covers 315 local authorities at the moment, and if your isn’t one of them then you can help add it to the

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