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Useful Links to Planning Policy and Related Websites

UK Government and Planning Policy
 
 
The Government Department responsible among other things for planning, housing policy and the Localism agenda.  Here you will find all sorts of information about the planning system, national planning policy, sustainability, and how the Localism agenda will affect planning with neighbourhood plans and community right to build. 
 
 
Government department for architecture, design and listed buildings.
 
 
The Government Department responsible for policy on the environment, sustainability, food, farming and rural communities.
 
 
The main government department responsible for business support, regulation, regeneration and the 'growth agenda'
 
 
Responsible department for transport issues (except when devolved to local goverment), in particular railway franchising, roads, shipping aviation and a range of executive agencies. 
 
Other Important UK Websites for Planning
 
 
A website with a host of planning information and policy throughout the UK.
 
 
National agency working to create high quality, sustainable places.  They provide funding for affordable housing, bring land back into productive use and improving quality of life by raising standards for the physical and social environment.
 
 
CABE is a Design Council that works to promote good architecture, design and quality in the built environment.  The website hosts a wealth of information about design and architecture and how Design Review, Localism and Planning, and policy relate to our built environment.  

It is a first stop for developers and communities seeking design advice.
 
 
National agency primarily concerned with the monitoring and action on pollution, rivers and flooding.  With Offices throughout the UK the EA works closely with local authorities on all aspects of development management and planning policy.
 
 
Royal Town Planning Institute.  The professional body for town and country planning.
 
 
Organisation representing senior professionals and managers in planning in England and Wales.
 
 
Royal Institute of Britich Architects
 
 
Charity supported by a number of professional planners that promotes social justice and the environment. 
 
 
Support for Neighbourhood Planning
 
 
Useful information and further links for the Royal Town Planning Institute. 
 
 
Representing Town and Parish Councils
 
 
Support for communities embracing neighbourhood planning.
 
 
Other Useful Websites
 
Find you local Council
 
Provides a directory of local authority, town and parish council, colleges and universities in the UK.  
 
 
Leading international centre, providing a full programme of taught courses within an intensive, research-oriented environment. It was ranked first amongst universities submitting to the Town and Country Planning Panel in the recent Research Assessment Exercise.
 
 
High Speed Rail - Information, News and Policy
 
 
The organisation developing and promoting a new UK high speed rail network and preparing for the first phase between London and the West Midlands.
 
 
Department of Transport HS2 page.
 
 
News page of National Action Group campaigning against HS2.
 
 
 
Website that registers support for HS2.

 
                             
 

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