Online Reference Library (OnRL)
Our Online Reference Library is a selection of 100s of websites chosen, organised and maintained by library professionals to answer your questions. Resources marked with * can only be accessed within a Lancashire Library.
Your search for Housing and Planning produced 25 results:
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This DirectGov website provides information and advice on social housing, care homes, council housing, housing associations etc
From the April 6th 2008 all planning applications must be made on the new forms introduced by the Government. All forms necessary for submitting a planning application can be found here.
Abacus Construction Index UK, part of Archinet UK, is a professionally edited directory helping to find leading suppliers of construction products in the UK. It can be browsed by category or searched via key words. The website is a professionally edited directory, and does not accept payment from websites which are included.
Abacus Construction Index is edited by Dr. Alex Reid, who qualified as an architect at the University of Cambridge and University College London, and who was from 1994 to 2000 the Director General of the Royal Institute of British Architects, London.
The ARB keeps a database of all registered architects which is available on this site. There is also information on schools of architecture in Great Britain.
The official web site of the Royal Institute of British Architects which describes itself as "one of the world's most extensive built environment portals". There is also a "find an architect" facility.
The association was set up in 1989 to raise the awareness of environmental issues in the construction industry. The "find " link allows you to search for members in any region. There is also a keyword search.
The web site of this trade association for the removals industry contains advice about moving and a search service which will locate firms in the association that are in your area.
This is the Building Regulations section of the government's planning advice site, Planning Portal. Here you will find the 'Approved Documents' which detail the technical requirements of the building regulations.
Use this site to find the property valuation band from the database of over 23 million domestic properties in England and Wales.
This site maintained by the Federation of Master Builders allows you to find small to medium-sized building companies in your area that are members of the federation. There are currently details on 13,000 members.
HomeSwapper is for social tenants looking for a house swap (often called a ’mutual exchange’) whether it is a housing association or council house exchange. The website also includes information for landlords.
Enter your postcode to check flooding, subsidence, pollution, landfill sites, schools, crime rates and planning information in your neighbourhood. Free reports are based on postcode areas - reports for individual properties can be produced for a fee.The site is produced by the Landmark Information Group.
This web site gives details of the property market and average housing prices in specific areas. For a fee a detailed market report can also be obtained.
This website provides information on housing associations, local authorities and other organisations in the social housing field. Access to the information is free but registration and payment is required if you want to export it into a speadsheet format - (this facility is, however, provided free to employees of local authorities and housing associations).
The Land Registry's web site gives access to information on land and property related issues and regionally-based details of current property prices.
Land Registry Online provides access to details of more than 19 million registered properties in England and Wales. Copies of title plans and registers held in electronic format can be downloaded in PDF. This is currently charged at £4 per item.
The LABC is a publicly accountable body that describes itself as "the UK's leading national building control service".
This web site provides a free service providing the prices for recent house sales for specific addresses throughout the UK.
This web site provides independent professional guidance and advice on Town Planning and related issues.
A web site produced by the Royal Town Planning Institute. The Online Directory lists at this site lists approx. 500 consultancies providing expertise in every field of planning. In addition there is also access to The Online Planning Directory
which aims to list all the various public organisations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland concerned with the practice of planning.
This government site has separate access points for planning professionals and the general public. Local Information
allows you to search for applications in your area. The site also gives general advice on the planning process and allows you to make an application online.
The web site of the institute includes advice on planning issues, details on policy development etc. The publications section includes many documents which are downloadable free in PDF form
The website of Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, provides contact details plus practical advice for those who are homeless or having problems with housing.
Enter you twitter username and postcode at this site and you will receive twitter DM (direct message) alerts for all local planning applications when they are submitted (Note: not all District councils in Lancashire subscribe to this service, check the "Is my area covered? link.)