PlaceChangers Site Insights
Use by developers, councils, and used by high quality service partners
Planners and architects use PlaceChanger's place insights to support data analysis for briefs and health impact assessments.
Director, Harper Perry
Worcester is divided by canals, rivers, and motorways – and so on. In the past, the last planning consultant doing this missed out on those disconnections. The shortfall in the past was measured as a shortfall that was not covered. PlaceChangers enabled a complicated analysis in an easy and web-based interface. It showed us that the new play sites are valuable and would be maintained.
Senior Planner, Hedley Planning
The combination of the criteria, place evidence, ability to link locations helped us to prepare a well-evidenced impact statement much faster. We also appreciated that the platform provided a ready made structure to follow. The resulting output filled validation requirements.
Enrich your site analysis with contextual data and analytics
By streamlining your access to place-based context data and spatial analytics, you can efficiently analyse and evaluate existing local assets.
Enrich planning documents with data on local assets and amenities from Ordnance Survey and Open Street Maps for your study area.
Understand constraints of social infrastructure assets
See indicative capacity of social infrastructure, such as GPs and schools.
Anticipate local constraints relevant to your planning project to perform initial capacity reviews.
Compare local socio-demographics
Tailor your planning proposals to the needs of the local population.
Generate benchmarked insights on local people, demographics, health issues, and more. Identify local challenges in advance to ensure a smoother development process.
Understand local health challenges
Tap into health impact data, place comparisons, and more to understand challenges of local people.
Health impact reviews require detailed views on challenges of residents. PlaceChangers place insights automatically surfaces key characteristics.
Understand current housing provision
Develop an understanding of housing in the region, allowing you to stay connected to local housing requirements.
By visualising existing housing down to property level, you can identify patterns and potential issues, such as overcrowding, underutilization, or lack of diversity, that may have gone unnoticed. This information can help you make better-informed decisions and tailor your proposals to better meet the needs of the community.
Create spaces for walkable access
Use advanced spatial analysis to identify gaps in provision using walking-distance pedsheds — no GIS expertise required!
Visualise access to local community assets in an instant by checking for 5-minute; 15-minute; 20-minute walking accessibility. Easily identify areas underserved by local community assets, such as parks, public transportation, and healthcare facilities, so you can plan new developments accordingly. This can lead to increased quality of life for residents, improved health outcomes, and a stronger sense of community.