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Data licensing

Data published by the Council at a URL beginning is open to use, you do not have to apply or ask for permission, but you do have to adhere to the terms of the Open Government Licence or equivalent terms. Data held on linked websites may be subject to other licensing conditions.

The open data is licensed 'as is' and the Council excludes all representations, warranties, obligations and liabilities in relation to the Information to the maximum extent permitted by law.

The Council is not liable for any errors or omissions in the data and shall not be liable for any loss, injury or damage of any kind caused by its use. The Council does not guarantee the continued supply of the Information.

Please note the licensing terms and conditions that relate to the individual datasets you chose to download. The licences you can expect to see on this site under which datasets are made available are outlined in more detail below.

  • UK Open Government License

    The UK Government Licensing Framework (UKGLF) provides a policy and legal overview of the arrangements for licensing the use and re-use of public sector information, both in central government and the wider public sector. It sets out best practice, standardises the licensing principles for government information, and recommends the Open Government Licence (OGL) as the default licence for public sector information. The OGL is an implied licence. By using information made available under the licence you indicate that you have accepted its terms and conditions. There is no need to register or formally apply for a licence.

    In addition, The Open Government Licence is intended to be interoperable with the Creative Commons and Open Data Commons Attribution licences that are recognised by the information community and used internationally.

    You must use the following attribution statement to acknowledge the source of the information:

    Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0.

    Full details of the Open Government License can be found at:

  • Ordnance Survey Open Government Licence Ordnance Survey Open Government Licence

    Certain data on this site is regarded as geographic data. This means that the data can be downloaded or is suitable for direct use in a Geographical Information System (GIS).

    This geographic data is released under the same terms as are used in the Ordnance Survey Open Government Licence. This licence is the same as the Open Government Licence, with the following additions:

    You must use the following attribution statement to acknowledge the source of the information:

    Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right [year].

    The same attribution statements must be contained in any sub-licences of the Information that you grant, together with a requirement that any further sub-licences do the same. OS OpenData™ is covered by either Crown Copyright, Crown Database Right, or has been licensed to the Crown.

    Full details of the Ordnance Survey Open Government Licence can be found at: