This week we revealed the nonsensical rules that means housing associations are not allowed to see a government country wide map of empty homes. You can read the story here . It explains how an agreement between the map owners, Ordnance Survey, and the owners of the content, The Homes and Communities Agency means that the maps can’t be seen by:
But Government departments, and local councils, and others including
Royal National Lifeboats
Mountain rescue services
Areas of Outstanding National Beauty … are allowed to see it.
The Homes and Communities Agency has responded today in the magazine 24 Dash and [...]