If you already publish the information publicly, you can point to this. You can share data when it directly supports the delivery of your core business. You can share data with other members signed-up to the PSGA, for example, a local parish council.
If the group is a contractor, you can share the data using a Contractor Licence. Unless you’re contracting with a community group or organisation, in which case use an End User Licence.
A town, parish or community council is the qualifying body for leading on neighbourhood plans. Neighbourhood plans help put in place planning policies for the future development and growth (including associated social, economic and environmental issues) of the local area.
You can check if your town or parish council is a PSGA member.
Where there is no parish or town council, you can form a neighbourhood forum. This must be approved by the local authority. A neighbourhood forum can’t join the PSGA but another member can share mapping data with the forum. How a member supplies the data depends on how the activity directly supports the member’s core business.
Once a neighbourhood area is designated by the local planning authority, that authority is legally required to give advice and help to the bodies producing a neighbourhood plan.