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Land and Building Assets Data

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Land and Buildings Assets

Land and Buildings form part of the authorities 'fixed assets and details of these must be published under the Local Transparency Code annually.

This dataset is an ongoing document that will be updated on a regular basis as and when more information becomes available based on records that Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council holds on computer.

You are advised that where sensitive or personal information is held, this has been redacted as a requirement of compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Some information may also be exempt from disclosure as a consequence of the exemptions contained within the Freedom of Information Act and/or exceptions detailed within the Environmental Information Regulations.  It is not therefore a complete replication of all the information held by the Council.

We cannot accept any liability or responsibility should you rely on the information provided and ultimately find it to have been incorrect or incomplete.

What Land and Building Assets are Included

Within the Code land and building assets include: 

  • all service and office properties occupied or controlled by local authorities, both freehold and leasehold

  • any properties occupied or run under Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts

  • all other properties local authorities own or use, for example, hostels, laboratories, investment properties and depots

  • garages unless rented as part of a housing tenancy agreement

  • surplus, sublet or vacant properties owned by local authorities

  • undeveloped land

  • serviced or temporary offices where contractual or actual occupation exceeds 3 months

  • all future authority commitments, for example under an agreement for lease, from when a contractual commitment is made

There are some exclusions as stated in the Code such as:

  • social housing

  • rent free properties provided by traders (such as information booths in public places or ports)

  • operational railways and canals

  • operational public highways (but any adjoining land not subject to public rights should be included)

  • assets of national security

  • information deemed inappropriate for public access as a result of data protection and/or disclosure controls (e.g. such as refuge houses).

Licence Information

The Dataset has been published under the Open Government Licence however a full dataset version including the GeoX, GeoY and UPRN derived from Ordnance Survey (OS) data can only be released for “using the data to respond to, or interact with the Licensor to deliver or support the delivery of the Licensor’s Core Business”  due to OS licensing restrictions under a Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA) end user licence http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/business-and-government/public-sector/mapping-agreements/end-user-licence.html.

If you wish to use this data for any other purpose other than supporting the delivery of the Licensor’s Core Business, then you should contact Ordnance Survey via https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/contact/  or telephone 03456 05 05 05 to discuss how they can help you with your requirements.

What data formats are used?

The Open data published has been made freely available in tabular comma separated variables (CSV) format. 

This allows us to provide:

  • Provide useful data

  • Make it simple for us to publish open data

  • Enable data users to accurately interpret data and aggregate it across councils

  • Make the data human readable so long as it does not compromise the above criteria