FAQ

What is the source of data used in RAMPS?

All data in RAMPS was published on the associated Local Authority Planning Portal

What do the change categories mean in the 'View Changes' report?

The report shows all changes between a start date and an end date.

Changes are categorised as follows:

'New' applications have a snapshot available on the end date but don't have a snapshot available on the start date or earlier. Typically these applications are ones which have been validated between the start and end dates. They could also be applications which RAMPS has started to monitor between the start and end dates.
'Reappearing' applications have a snapshot available on the end date, don't have a snapshot available on the start date, but have a snapshot available before the start date. This could happen if the applications were not available on the Planning Portal on the start date.
'Changed' applications have a snapshot available on both the start and end date and the snapshots differ.
'Disappearing' applications have a snapshot available on the start date but don't have a snapshot available on the end date. This could happen if RAMPS has stopped monitoring the application between the start and end dates. It could also happen if the applications were not available on the Planning Portal on the end date.

When does RAMPS stop monitoring an application?

RAMPS stops monitoring an application when it believes that there will be no further changes made to that application

Why can't I see information before 2018-07-28?

RAMPS only started collecting information on 2018-07-28

Why is document loading so slow?

Document content is not stored in RAMPS, but retrieved from the Local Authority Planning Portal.
Sometimes this takes a while to complete.

When can I see today's information?

This is normally available at some point later in the evening.

Why isn't field 'so-and-so' reported within RAMPS?

RAMPS collects only key information on active applications