Resources

Local resources

City of Durham Parish Council
http://cityofdurham-pc.gov.uk/

Durham City Neighbourhood Plan
http://npf.durhamcity.org.uk/

Durham County Council
https://www.durham.gov.uk/

Planning Applications and Advice
https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/3276/Planning-applications-and-advice

Find and Comment on Planning Applications
https://www.durham.gov.uk/article/8276/View-and-comment-on-current-planning-applications

Building Control and Regulations Guidance
https://www.durham.gov.uk/buildingcontrol

Durham Area Action Partnership (AAP)
gives people and organisations in and around Durham City the opportunity to work together and take action on local issues
https://www.durham.gov.uk/durhamaap

Durham World Heritage Site
https://www.durhamworldheritagesite.com/

Durham Castle and Cathedral World Heritage Site. Management Plan. 2017 – 2023
https://www.durhamworldheritagesite.com/files/Durham%20WHS%20Management%20Plan%202017.pdf

Durham City Conservation Area
includes the Conservation Area appraisal documents
https://www.durham.gov.uk/DurhamCityCA

National resources

Planning

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
sets out the government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-planning-policy-framework

Planning Practice Guidance
supporting the NPPF
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/planning-practice-guidance

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-housing-communities-and-local-government

Housing, Communities and Local Government Parliamentary Committee
scrutinises the policy, administration and spending of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/17/housing-communities-and-local-government-committee/

Planning Inspectorate
deals with planning appeals, national infrastructure planning applications, examinations of local plans and other planning-related and specialist casework in England and Wales
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/planning-inspectorate

Heritage

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-digital-culture-media-sport

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Parliamentary Committee
scrutinise the work of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and its associated public bodies
https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/378/digital-culture-media-and-sport-committee/

Historic England
public body caring for England’s historic environment
https://historicengland.org.uk/

National Heritage List for England (NHLE)
official register of all nationally protected historic buildings and sites in England – listed buildings, scheduled monuments, protected wrecks, registered parks and gardens, and battlefields
https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/

Environment

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Parliamentary Committee
scrutinises the administration, spending and policy of the Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/52/environment-food-and-rural-affairs-committee

Natural England
government’s adviser for the natural environment in England
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/natural-england

MAGIC
interactive map providing authoritative geographic information about the natural environment, covering rural, urban, coastal and marine environments across Great Britain
https://magic.defra.gov.uk/

Environment Agency
regulates and protects the environment and supports sustainable development
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency

Flood Map for Planning
service to find out which flood zone a location is in
https://flood-map-for-planning.service.gov.uk/