The place survey will be conducted once every two years in every local authority area in England, regardless of authority type or tier. Fieldwork for the 2008 place survey took place between September and December 2008. The next place survey is therefore due to take place in the autumn of 2010.
Further information, including the timetable for the place survey, can be found at the Communities and Local Government website:
The latest estimate of the cost to a local authority of conducting a single years place survey puts the figure at £15,000. This estimate takes into account a range of costs related to survey administration including staffing, printing and postage costs.