A number of related local government and planning sites are included below. If you know of any other suitable sites that might be included here please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for link submission.
ATCM is dedicated to helping town and city centres realise their natural roles both as prosperous locations for business and investment, and as focal points for vibrant, inclusive communities. http://www.atcm.org
ALGE - the Association of Local Government Ecologists represents professional ecologists working in local government in the UK. In partnership with others, ALGE supports and develops the nature conservation work of local authorities http://www.alge.org.uk/
GRaBS project is a network of leading pan-European organisations involved in integrating climate change adaptation into regional planning and development. http://www.grabs-eu.org
Greener UK guide which highlights the ways in which government National Policy Indicators (NPIs) and therefore their Local Area Agreements can be achieved through greener planning http://www.plantforlife.info/greenerplanning
HELM website The new HELM website provides online information, guidance, case studies and training opportunities on planning, policy and regeneration as they relate to the historic environment. http://www.helm.org.uk
info4local This site provides the first one-stop portal for local authorities to get quick and easy access to information they need on the web sites of central government departments, agencies and public bodies. http://www.info4local.gov.uk/
Living Places The aim of living places is to ensure that all communities, particularly those experiencing housing-led growth and regeneration, can benefit from cultural and sporting opportunities. http://www.living-places.org.uk/.
The National Infrastructure Planning Association brings together those involved in the planning and authorisation of nationally significant infrastructure projects in the UK, predominantly focusing on projects in the areas of energy, transport, water, waste and waste water.
Nature After Minerals is an online resource for everyone with an interest in quarry restoration & minerals planning for biodiversity
Planning Advisory Service The Planning Advisory Service (PAS) aims to facilitate self-sustaining change and improvement in the local authority planning sector. PAS is funded by the ODPM and is part of the IDeA. http://www.pas.gov.uk
UK Resilience This is the website of the Civil Contingencies Secretariat in the Cabinet Office. It provides links to government and non-government sources on a wide variety of emergencies and crises that can affect the UK, plus emergency planning guidance and governmen http://www.ukresilience.info