Further information about national and regional planning policies is available on the following websites:
The National Planing Policy Framework sets out the government's national planning policies.
Department for Communities and Local Government - provides further details of government consultation papers and national planning policy.
The UK Planning Portal is the government's one-stop-shop for planning information and services online.
Planning Aid is a charitable organisation that provides free, independent and professional advice and support on planning issues to people and communities who cannot afford to hire a planning consultant.