I’ve been meaning to point this out for a couple of weeks now, but haven’t got around to it. It seems that Walsall Council’s interactive map tool for planning and other geographic searches on their website has been upgraded, and now works far more intuitively.
Click the screenshot below to check it out.
The map is easy to browse, and manipulate – but a little slow at times. each red enclosed space has a planning record attached – just click within it to see what’s listed. Notice there are also tools for other geographic information which are also useful: see the layers selection tool in the light blue box, top left.
The rest of the planning system is still as clunky as ever, but a surprising amount of information is held there. Perseverance is key, I’m afraid.
Also worth a look are the wonderful Environment Ageny public maps that cover a huge range of stuff – check them out here.