General planning information
Planning portal - Offers guidance and information on the planning process. Also allows planning applications and associated fees and appeals to be submitted online.
Planning inspectorate - Provides information and forms for planning appeals and enforcement appeals.
Royal Institure of architects - An on-line directory to help you find the right architect for your project.
Planning consultants - an online directory that lists approximately 500 consultancies providing expertise in every field of planning.
Planning Aid - Provides free, independent and professional help. Advice and support on planning issues to people and communities who cannot afford to hire a planning consultant.
Environment Agency - Warns people about the risk of flooding, and in reducing the likelihood of flooding from rivers and the sea.
Royal Town planning - Responsible for the professional certification of planners.
Land Registry - Provides easy access to details of more than 20 million registered properties in England and Wales. The district council are not able to resolve boundary disputes and therefore any queries should be forwarded to land registry.
Department for Communities and Local Government - Provides planning guidance and policy documents, research and statistics and links to other related sites which further explain the planning system.
The Government office for the East Midlands - Carries out a wide variety of town and country planning work on behalf of the First Secretary of State. National and regional policy is applied in the local context and fed back to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
The Disability Rights Commission - Independent body established in April 2000 by Act of Parliament to stop discrimination and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people.
Office for Disability Issues -Ensure government achieves substantive equality for disabled people by 2025.
English Heritage - Protects and promotes England's spectacular historic environment and ensures that its past is researched and understood.
Surveyline - Offers a complete range of professional property advice, whether you are purchasing a home, a commercial building or involved in property matters or negotiations of any kind.
Conservation and listed buildings
Architectural Heritage Fund - A registered charity which promotes the conservation of historic buildings in the UK.
Dartford archive - Home of the brooking collection, one of the very few places in the country where people can come to research their restoration of a period building.
The Civic Trust - To encourage high standards of planning and architecture.
Council for British Archaeology - Educational charity working throughout the UK to involve people in archaeology and promote the appreciation and care of the historic environment for the benefit of present and future generations.
The Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs - Responsible for safeguarding our natural environment.
English Historic Towns Forum - founded in 1987 "to establish and encourage contact between local authorities having responsibility for the management for historic towns and cities"
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings - The largest, oldest and most technically expert national pressure group fighting to save old buildings from decay, demolition and damage.
The Twentieth Century Society - Safeguarding the heritage of architecture and design in Britain from 1914 onwards.
The Victorian Society - National society responsible for the study and protection of Victorian and Edwardian architecture and other arts.
The Institute of Historic Building Conservation - Professional institute which represents conservation professionals in the public and private sectors in the UK and Ireland.
Secured by Design - This is a police initiative to encourage developers to adopt crime reduction measures. Designing out crime, reducing the fear of crime and creating a safer environment leads to a sustainable community.