There has been a Defra ministerial request to delay the decommissioning of WIYBY in response to concerns raised to the loss of the service from a number of user groups. The Environment Agency (EA) and Defra are working together to review how its customers can access data important to land management through a replacement service.
It reports that WIYBY remains on old technology and is still running at risk of an unplanned loss of service with a potential worst case that the service may not be able to be re-established if it fails.
A large number of the datasets can already be accessed
At this time the EA is not able to confirm a new end date for the service.