Community Rights and the Localism Act
There are four Community Rights contained within the Localism Act 2011, which devolve power from government to communities, local authorities and individuals.
Community Right to Build
Community Right to Build powers allow you to achieve automatic planning permission for community buildings – and even homes. Grants are available to help community-led building projects working towards a Community Right to Build Order (see Community Right to Build step by step).
Community Right to Bid
The Right to Bid gives communities the opportunity to bid to buy and run valued local amenities if they come onto the open market. Read Understanding the community right to bid
Community Right to Challenge
The Right to Challenge gives local groups the opportunity to express their interest in taking over a local service where they think they can do it better. Read Understanding the community right to challenge
Neighbourhood planning powers give people the chance to decide how their local area should develop and what should be built. Grants and technical support are available for neighbourhood planning. See the My Community website for FAQs and further information here
Further information and resources and guidance notes for funding applications are available from mycommunity.org.uk