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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

Ministerial statement by Nick Boles on local planning

The coalition government is committed to reforming the planning system to make it simpler, clearer and easier for people to use, allowing local communities to shape where development should and should not go. Planning should not be the exclusive preserve of lawyers, developers or town hall officials.

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Planning Portal – Funding to help communities build

Funding to help communities build

Housing Minister Mark Prisk has announced that funding is to be made available for people with plans and ideas for their neighbourhood, (I.e. self-build homes and community shops) and require resources to work up designs and obtain planning permission.

Under this initiative some £17m originally earmarked solely to help Community . . . → Read More: Planning Portal – Funding to help communities build

Government to fight extensions opt-out move

Roger Milne reports in Planning Portal

Government to fight extensions opt-out move

The Government has pledged to remove an amendment inserted in the Growth and Infrastructure Bill which would allow local authorities to opt out of plans to allow house extensions up to eight metres deep without planning permission.

User Survey

Peers approved the amendment . . . → Read More: Government to fight extensions opt-out move

Community Right to Bid

The new Community Right to Bid is now in force. It aims to keep valued land and buildings in community use by giving local people the chance to bid to buy them, if and when they come onto the market. . . . → Read More: Community Right to Bid