There is a strong need for a system that combines UK-wide planning application data into one place, to help local communities act on new developments in their area, by giving a whole range of new third-party websites the ability to incorporate planning application data easily. Being able to use this data means that communities are in a much stronger position to influence local neighbourhood plans and housing developments, ...more »
How can we enable people in Britain to live in better places?
This GeoVation Challenge is now closed. The winners of this Challenge were
My Home Energy Planner £25,000
Democratising Development (now 'Land Unlocked') £24,000
Before you submit an idea please read the problems we identified and register or log in to the Challenge. You can also comment on or rate ideas
The best ideas can win a slice of £101,000 in funding to develop innovative ventures that make best use of Ordnance Survey data and Land Registry licensable data, technology and good design to address the problems
The problems are grouped into 4 main themes:
Theme 1: Affordability
Theme 2: Availability
Theme 3: Accessibility & Infrastructure
Theme 4: Assets (best use of)
Please state which theme your ideas addresses.
The challenge ran from 10 September 2014 to 19 November 2014 (12noon).
This project will use existing historic and cultural land use data in rural areas of Britain to create a sense of place to inform on sustainable planning opportunities. It will allow affordable housing development on contentious area of 'green-belt' where incomers and second home owners have driven the housing market beyond the reach of locals.
Technology now means it is possible to enhance the level of ‘shelter’ provided by the home that ageing people live in already, rather than requiring them to move to sheltered accommodation. Our product combines a ‘hometracker’ system with a bespoke social network that will allow friends, family, neighbours and local professional to be the eyes and ears that look out for elderly residents in their neighbourhood (and beyond). ...more »
Combining a number of current technologies we would create a view of the country by householders happiness with their homes. We'd conduct a national survey of property happiness that would cover new houses and those built in the last 15 years. We'd encourage existing property occupiers to rate their happiness 4 times a year by completing a beautifully simple survey that asks a series of questions covering a number of ...more »
Climate change is making communities increasingly vulnerable to flooding. People need to be confident in insuring floodplains, so we need to demonstrate how we can live among the floods. We could build flood-proof hotels which would act as flood retreats for the local communty and flood-proof show homes could demonstrate the way for future development.
Our whole house, energy efficiency planning tool will empower householders to understand current energy usage and take control of future energy demand. It will enable householders to take a 'whole house' approach to retrofit, creating an action plan for installation of multiple, complimentary improvements in order to meet 80% energy reduction targets - the kind of levels we need to hit to make our 2050 carbon reduction ...more »
There are many homes that are currently big enough for the home owner but are leaking heat or have outdated heating systems which leads to a household with poor living conditions or drives up the price of heating and electricity bills massively. The typical house that would be ideal for the Power My House app would have: A. Solid walls such as sandstone or granite. B. Oil or outdated gas boiler. C. South facing Roof. ...more »
Planning Eye is a tool to allow the understanding and analysis of the types of planning applications that are submitted to local authorities. So that people can make more efficient planning applications and understand underlying planning policy
We will create a more efficient ecosystem for housing associations by creating an Asset Management Platform that will make Smart suggestions around current held assets and potential transactions that will produce better outcomes, such as bringing empty homes back into use more quickly to meet increasing demand in a reduced funding environment. The Asset Management Platform will support housing associations to consolidate ...more »
In the UK, buying a property is very problematic and difficult. Not only the housing prices and fees are very expensive, but also there is lots of information around. So that First Time Buyers face so many difficulties. Although UK Government seems to help the first time buyers with some schemes or developing some housing policies, %80 of the citizens think that there is shelter and housing problem in the UK (Ipsos MORI ...more »
We can all live in better places simply by getting involved. We all know the empty, unloved corners of our neighbourhoods. It might be that derelict building down the road, the empty garages around the corner, the unused car park at work or even the large overgrown garden next door. Well curse and swear no longer. Whether you are a land owner, a neighbour, a potential self-builder or simply a passer by, you can help ...more »
To take planning decisions on residential proposals on plots of land as well as planning inspectorate decisions, to create metrics that developers can use to get a "first look" view of where they're likely to have trouble getting planning permissions. This will be more valuable to SMEs who are not doing this every day, and as a tool for pro-housing campaigners in local areas
There is a huge amount of previously developed land that is available for redevelopment across the UK. The opportunity for sustainable reuse is on a national scale. We will develop a national-level, publicly available web portal that enables individuals and groups to search for land and/or property that is available and suitable for reuse, either as temporary (meanwhile) use or sustainable development.
We are the creators of www.illustreets.co.uk, an advanced geospatial web app that allows its users to discover places in England in which they would like to live. Unlike the multitude of web mapping applications out there, we have managed to put GIS in the hands of everyday users. Whilst employing sophisticated technologies, our focus has been usability and ease of use, which means that even users without a technical ...more »
Our idea addresses the four themes but in reverse order for Custom & Self Build projects. Assets: Availability of identified brownfield or greenbelt site / plots will be made accessible. Infrastructure: Service plots that are already up and running will be identified. Availability: Assets & Service plots will be identified, and made accessible for registration. Affordability: By utilizing Buildeco’s standardised house ...more »