Gravityscan Badge September 2014 — Alrewas Neighbourhood Plan

Community Right to Build

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 – putting power back into the hands of local people where it belongs.

What is the Community Right to Build?

Community Right to Build Orders are a special type of . . . → Read More: Community Right to Build

Community Asset Transfer

What is Community Asset Transfer?

Local authorities are empowered to transfer the ownership of land and buildings to communities for less than their market value. This is known as ‘discounted asset transfer’ or ‘asset transfer’. This shift in ownership of land and buildings from public bodies to communities is Localism in action, giving greater powers . . . → Read More: Community Asset Transfer

Community Shares

Community Shares – how communities can raise capital to buy a building

The Right to Bid allows communities to pause the sale of buildings or land they care about such as a local pub, shop, library or football ground. It gives a community group time to develop a bid to buy it. It is important . . . → Read More: Community Shares

Community Right to Challenge

The Community Right to Challenge enables communities to challenge to take over local services that they think they can run differently and better. The Right to Challenge could be used to run a wide range of local services.

How does the Community Right to Challenge work?

The Community Right to Challenge is the Right for . . . → Read More: Community Right to Challenge

Community Rights

What are the Community Rights?

The Community Rights are a set of powers that give you a greater say over how your community develops. They can help you to save local shops, pubs, libraries, parks and football grounds.

You can decide what is built and how the area should develop. Groups of people have the . . . → Read More: Community Rights

Community Right to Bid

A Community can use the Community Right to Bid to ‘pause’ the sale of buildings or land you care about such as your local pub, shop, library or football ground. It gives your community time to develop a bid to buy it.

It is important to nominate land and buildings to be part of a . . . → Read More: Community Right to Bid

Guide to writing planning policies for a neighbourhood plan

Rebecca Speidel, Communications Officer at Locality has released a Guide to writing planning policies for a neighbourhood plan.

Good planning policies are critical to a successful neighbourhood plan – but sometimes planning speak can be hard to decipher… and even harder to write.

In order to help you through this tricky area of the neighbourhood . . . → Read More: Guide to writing planning policies for a neighbourhood plan

Neighbourhood plans play key role in four housing appeals

Roger Milne of The Planning Portal reports that Neighbourhood plans played a key role in four housing appeals.

The existence of emerging neighbourhood plans has proved a key factor in the fate of four recovered housing appeals determined by the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

Three involved the same local planning authority, Mid Sussex District Council, . . . → Read More: Neighbourhood plans play key role in four housing appeals

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