A new website (http://mycommunityrights.org.uk/) has been launched to give communities help and support in understanding the new Community Right to Build, part of the Government’s new Community Rights powers.
The Community Right to Build is a new way for communities to choose for themselves where and when to build homes, shops, facilities and businesses. As an alternative to the traditional application for planning permission, it gives communities the power to decide for themselves what happens in their neighbourhood.
The Community Right to Build came into force on 6th April and forms part of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations made following the Localism Act 2011. The new website providing information about all the Community Rights is being provided by Locality, the Social Investment Business and its partners and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).