STP footprints and other useful areas added
Many will be in a flurry of activity at the moment, trying to get the first phase of their Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) submissions approved. Though defining the exact footprint can be a lengthy process, with opposing answers coming from a variety of people, we've found that one authority has decided to take a data-led approach.
A few weeks ago, Bracknell Forest used Natural Neighbourhoods to map their STP footprints, allowing them to see a range of reports and demographic data for the people the footprint will serve. It's great to see authorities taking the initiative to add new types of area – especially when they're so topical – and we'd like to invite other authorities to add their STP footprints too.
We've also been busy adding new 'official' area types of many different sorts, meaning you can view data for more relevant areas. Recently we added:
- major towns and cities,
- parishes and communities,
- proposed parishes,
- NHS regions,
- parliamentary constituencies, and
- county electoral divisions (official and forthcoming).
Need to look at your area in a different way? No problem! Anyone can build new types of area using Natural Neighbourhoods, simply sign in and add a new area.