Below are some of the links to other independent sites you may find useful.
A Guide to Architect Services - The RIBA's explanatory leaflet: - http://www.architecture.com/files/ribaprofessionalservices/professionalconduct/disputeresolution/practicalmatters/explainingservices.pdf
An explanation of the main architect's services. There may be others.
ARB: - http://www.arb.org.uk
Architects Registration Board (ARB). This organisation has the statutory duty of maintaining the register of those legally entitled to use the protected, title of "architect". You are encouraged to report title abuse.
BUILDING REGULATIONS - NEW APPROVED DOCUMENTS: - http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/england/professionals/news/archive/2010/may2010/2010_05_week_1/140510_6
BUILDING REGULATIONS - NEW APPROVED DOCUMENTS New Approved Documents and compliance guides have been published on the Planning Portal.
Buildings and extensions - New rules confirmed by Government.: - http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/england/professionals/news/archive/2010/march2010/2010_03_week_3/180310_1
Permitted development planning changes confirmed by Government.
CONSERVATORIES - NEW MINI-GUIDE TO PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT (ENGLAND): - http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/england/government/tools/house/
CONSERVATORIES - NEW MINI-GUIDE TO PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT (ENGLAND) View the latest addition to our series of mini-guides.
EAST DEVON BUSINESS INITIATIVE (EDBI): - http://www.edbi.co.uk
East Devon Business Initiative (EDBI) is an innovative and non-profit making networking group launched by a group of experienced East Devon based business people.
Frixo - Live Motorway traffic updates: - http://www.frixo.com/
Frixo live motorway traffic updates for motorists and coach travellers
PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT CHANGES: - http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/england/public/planning/smallbusiness/bg13commontypesofapplication/bg133extendingoralteringexistingpremises
PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT CHANGES Guidance on the new permitted development regime for non-domestic buildings, which came into force on 6 April 2010 in England, can now be downloaded from the Planning Portal.
Planning Portal Householder Guides: - http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/england/public/tools/house/.
Planning Portal Householder Guides - visual guides for householders
RIBA: - http://www.architecture.com
Royal Institute of British Architects. This organisation holds a Royal Charter to promote and further the cause of architecture and education. It administers the RIBA Chartered Practice Scheme and only individuals who are full, elected members may use the title "chartered architect".
Tree Preservation Paperwork to be lopped: - http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/england/professionals/news/archive/2010/sept09/2010_09_week_5/300910_1
Planning Portal site - Tree Preservation article