Your community is in your hands!

You a greater say over how your community develops. It can help you to save local shops, pubs, libraries, parks and football grounds.

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What does this mean for your community?

The Localism Act 2012 gave powers known as Community Rights to the local community which enables them to potentially bid for, own or manage a local asset such as land or buildings.

You can decide what is built and how the area should develop. Groups of people have the chance to deliver local services and develop them into community enterprises.

You can decide what is built and how the area should develop. Groups of people have the chance to deliver local services and develop them into community enterprises. The four community rights are:

  • Neighbourhood Plansaim to give communities more say about what can be built in theirarea. Neighbourhood planning powers give people the chance to decide how their local area should develop and what should be built. You have the chance to choose where you want new homes, shops, and offices to be built.
  • Community Right to Buildenables the community to build small-scale, site-specific projects without going through the normal planning process.
  • The Right to Bid gives communities the opportunity to bid to buy and run valued local amenities if they come onto the open market. This means land or buildings can more easily be retained specifically for community use.
  • The Right to Challengeis designed to give local groups the opportunity to express their interest in taking over a local service where they think they can do it better or differently.

Introduction on Localism

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Neighbourhood Plans & Community Right to Build

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Community Rid to bid for Assets

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Right to Challenge

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Community Right to Reclaim Land and other information

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Neighbourhood Planning Grants

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