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Community rights

The Localism Act 2011 introduced a number of new powers for communities, generally referred to as Community Rights. These provide local residents, working through community groups or parish and town councils, with opportunities to influence what happens in their local area.

Neighbourhood Planning

The ‘community right’ to plan - to develop planning policies relevant to the local community. Please visit the following page for more information:

Community right to build

The power for communities to decide to build what they want to see in their local area, without conventional planning permission. Please visit the following page for more information:

Community Right to Bid

The opportunity for communities to pause the sale of buildings or land they care about such as a local pub, shop, library or football ground. Please visit the following page for more information:

Community Right to Challenge

The opportunity for communities to challenge to take over local services that they think they can run differently and better. Please visit the My Community website for more information:

Community Right to Reclaim Land

The Community Right to Reclaim Land allows communities to challenge local councils and some other public bodies to release their unused and underused land. Please visit the following page for more information: