When building custom areas in Natural Neighbourhoods, you can draw a shape on the map and the composite areas will be selected automatically. It'll pick up all types of area that you've defined as child area types when creating an area type, e.g. wards, LSOAs and OAs. 


Please note that drawing a shape will build 'best-fit' areas.

  1. Click 'Build area by drawing shape on map'.
  2. You can draw the shape using straight lines or freehand. To draw using lines, click on the map to set each point and double-click when done. To draw freehand, hold shift while you click & drag the mouse (click once), then double-click when done. Click Undo and try again if you're not happy.
  3. Click Save when you're finished.