I am an oyster farmer working above waters currently cat B oysters cat C mussels.
The village of Brixton has consented around 100 new houses in the last 3 years, another 90 plus are currently being applied for through planing applications.This is in addition to 5500 new homes planning approved over next 20 years also in our parish ( Sherford new town not discharging to Yealm but pumping stations may have emergency overflows into Yealm).
The EA provided me with spill data for Brixton Sewage treatment works period 15/16, this shows works spilling for over 48 hours every month (620 hours for the year), and total spills of 58 just from the one works.
Planners at South Hams District Council state that EA discussions should take place to discuss how impacts can be overcome, yet at the same time planning officers report on outlined evelopment for 29 houses reccomends approval with no conditions in respect of sewage loadings.I have made representations on this application asking for shellfishery protection to be taken into account.
How can my business gain some influence on the additional loadings being put on our shellfish water?
The planners are not taking proper account of the protection which our shellfishery is entitled to under WFD.
In some GIS systems e.g. QGIS and MapServer, the GetFeatureInfo requests do not work for these layers as the format Text/HTML is not one of the formats offered. Using GetCapabilities, this shows that the formats offered are only Text/Plain, Text/xml and application/vnd.ogc.gml. If Text/HTML was offered, then users of this service could find out the name of the SSSI etc in most GIS systems. Would this be possible to add to the service?
Many thanks for supplying this data in bulk, easy to download files. Compared to getting the data from WasteDataFlow, this is much easier to access. However, I have a contention with your statement that is is the 'entire raw dataset'. With respect to question number 19, i.e. 'Recycling Destination', the data from WasteDataFlow includes the company name and post code of where the waste was destined. In your compiled data set, this crucial information is missing. Hence, this is not the entire raw dataset. Important information is missing and I would like to request that you update your compiled data to include the missing 'destinations' please. I request this purely from a research point of view. Many thanks for your help.
I am using Waste Data Flow to get information on a regular basis, when I saw the datasets above I was glad, its about time, even though it's a year to two out of step with WDF. But the data is not the same as if you were to conduct a RAW Download yourself from WDF, which is what I would expect RAW DATA to be.
If you do a dump to a zip on WDF you get a lot of information per question, not all of which of course is relevant, but most is. So when you say "This is the entire raw dataset." what you are actually meaning, is this is the processed dataset that we want to put out there and pretend that it's the RAW Data?
If you could actually put up the raw data as you would download it, it would be of more use to the world, than your estimation of raw data, and it wouldn't be trying to sell itself as something it isn't.
The Defra website currently says the dataset is re-usable under the Open Government Licence: http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/aqma/maps. If the dataset is open but contains Ordnance Survey derived data then presumably the OS OpenData Licence could apply instead.
However just saying "Ordnance Survey licence constraints apply" does not provide re-users with sufficient information.
Posted by Visitor (not verified) on Mon, 16/12/2013 - 12:46
Effective Public Services I have just joined Defra. Is this where I should go to find out how we are doing against our key performance indicators? If so, I can only find some financial information (no safety, other key deliverables). Perhaps you could point me tot he right place?
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Been told by the DWI that their "data is made available internally via a bespoke application which cannot be made available to the public for technical reasons". However, I'm hopeful that this application provides some means by which comprehensive, anonymised customer contact and regulatory sampling datasets can be made available on data.gov.uk under the Open Government Partnership.
Effective Public Services Releasing this data set (and similar data sets) allows transparency and better understanding of the performance of the water industry, and allows research groups to prioritise and target water industry related research, and to promote innovation in the industry which ultimately leads to higher quality customer service.It goes without saying that customer-identifying information needs to be filtered from the dataset before it is made public.
Potential links to other datasets To learn more about the causes of water quality issues in water distribution networks the dataset could be explored in conjunction with the OFWAT service failure dataset, which catalogues events such as inadequate pressures at customer supply points and service interruptions. See http://www.ofwat.gov.uk/regulating/aboutconsumers/levelsofservice for more information on OFWAT Levels of Service.
Other Benefits Saves the time and expense associated with numerous different people / groups contacting the same organisations for the same data and saves the organisations the overheads of dealing with multiple requests. Also, at present the way in which data is aggregated in high-level DWI reports varies from year to year; through having access to these reports as well as ‘raw’ regulatory sampling data and anonymised customer contact data the public and academia are able to aggregate data in the way that is most appropriate given the nature of their research.
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This is an important and useful dataset that in my opinion Defra should prioritise for open data release.
There is more information about the dataset here: AQMA maps
Unfortunately, based on this recent public consultation, Defra is proposing that councils in England should no longer be required to collect the air quality data used to produce this dataset. However we have not yet had the outcome of the consultation.
-- Owen Boswarva, 11/10/2013
Edit: link to information about AQMA maps updated 20/02/2014 and again 14/11/2014.
Update: My post above is out of date as Defra has now released the AQMA boundary dataset as open data for re-use under the Open Government Licence. The dataset may be downloaded in shapefile format from the Defra website: http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/aqma/maps
a richer dataset is available at: http://environment.data.gov.uk/lab this provides information on individual bathing waters / beaches in season and the full history broken down by determinand. it also includes information in general about hte beach (the profile of)
a richer dataset is available at: http://environment.data.gov.uk/lab this provides information on individual beaches in season and the full history broken down by determinand. it also includes information in general about hte beach (the profile of)
I think there is a datapoint in this dataset that is wrong as it is much, much higher than any other of the readings
According to the spreadsheet, on the 05/08/10, an incredible 2,245,413.28 kWh was used between 23.30 and 00.00 (column E)
This can't be right. To give some perspective, this is equivalent to the peak use of half a million households in the UK!
Please can you look into this asap as this will heavily affect any analysis conducted on this data.
Response to 'Error in the data?'
Posted by Visitor on Thu, 25/11/2010 - 10:34
This arose because part of the Data Acquisition commissioning process (as a result of the interface between two pieces of metering equipment) produced the illusion of massive consumption for a very short time. This was never based on any real spike in energy use; it was an anomaly which occurred during the set up of the system. We have now built tools to spot occasions when it may happen again.
Many thanks for raising this query.
Defra Built Environment Sustainable Development Team
Night time use
Posted by Visitor on Sun, 30/10/2011 - 17:45
There appears to be some very high night time use in this dataset. Seems like the building management system needs to be adjusted.
Posted by Visitor on Mon, 31/10/2011 - 10:29
Thank you for providing all these data. I wonder why you decided to put comments in the first lines of each data set. They are always the same and pose work on people automatically retrieving the data. If this is supposed to be a CSV format I would recommend to remove all the comments, or at least use comment characters to mark them. Otherwise, these files will confuse many software packages. Just an idea.
Several of the links to datasets are broken, or take you to an error page saying that a login is required. I'm searching various environmental datasets so it may just be due to the Defra website reshuffle. Are there any plans to update the links anytime soon?
This is interesting (given that the distribution figures don't seem to be improving at all). Could we have a breakdown by responsible organisation, which would be more useful? And preferably by region as well.
European Courts of Justice have made a ruling that invalidates parts of the EU legislation that requires Member States to publish the data of beneficiaries of CAP funds. As such this information has been taken down from Defra’s website.