INSPIRE Knowledge Base

Land and Property Services (LPS)

LMO Description
Organisation: 
Land and Property Services (LPS)
Proposed role in INSPIRE development
  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
    Details
    Level of authority: 
    National
    Northern Ireland
    Formal Mandate: 
    <p>Land and Property Services is an Executive Agency within the Department of Finance and Personnel in Northern Ireland. The intention to create the Agency was announced in the Review of Public Administration in March 2006. The Agency has been established initially from the merger of the former Rate Collection Agency and the Valuation and Lands Agency. This was followed by the addition of Land Registers of Northern Ireland and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland from 1 April 2008</p>
    Main Activities: 
    LPS is the official government organisation responsible for supplying mapping and geographic information services for Northern Ireland. It is also responsible for Valuing all domestic and non-domestic properties in Northern Ireland Maintaining valuation lists Carrying out general revaluations Providing a general valuation, estate-management and property-information service to government departments and the public sector in Northern Ireland Issuing rates bills for private domestic properties and non-domestic properties, such as shops, factories etc. Following up and processing payments for rates bills Inspecting vacant properties Processing refunds if someone has paid us too much Managing the Housing Benefit Scheme (for owner-occupiers) and the other rate-relief schemes (see www.helpwithratesni.gov.uk ) Managing the Disabled Person’s Allowance Scheme maintaining the Title Register in, Land Registry and Statutory Charges Register and the Registry of Deeds and providing up to date accurate Land Information Services Supplying mapping information for Northern Ireland. Providing records and data about place and location. LPS is also responsible for the organisation and running of the GI Strategy for Northern Ireland.
    Area of work/experience
    Geographic Domain:: 
    National
    Northern Ireland
    Societal Sector: 
    central government
    Specific Expertise: 
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development: 
    LPS (formerly OSNI) developed one of the first geographic information strategies in the UK. The Strategy, originally named "Mosaic" (now the GI Strategy for Northern Ireland) made significant progress in setting up the governance to facilitate greater data sharing and cooperation. A Geoportal (GeoHub NI®) for Northern Ireland was launched on the 12th June 2008 to facilitate data sharing (www.geohubni.gov.uk), this is currently being populated with numerous data sets that fall across the three INSPIRE annexes. The GI strategy produced in 2003 has subsequently been reviewed with the aim of enhancing the strategy to encompass INSPIRE and plan a way forward for the next 10 years (2009 - 2019). The new strategy can be downloaded from http://www.gistrategyni.gov.uk/
    Primary Business: 
    Mapping, land registration and rate collection