Community Right to Build support service launched today


HACT, Locality and Urban Forum are running a new support service to help people get the most from the new Community Right to Build.

This press release was published by Locality 30 May 2012

Under the Community Right to Build, communities will be able to approve new local developments without the need to go through the normal planning application process.

Locality in partnership with HACT and Urban Forum are offering expert advice and information via our new site which launched today.

The My Community Rights online service supports you whatever stage of the journey you are at, whether you are getting started, looking for legal advice, information on a business case or have a specific question for a Community Right to Build expert.

It also directs you to a free advice service, where Community Rights experts can provide you with tailored support.

Chief executive of Locality, Steve Wyler, said:

“Locality fought hard to shape the Localism Act. We believe in self-reliance and community ownership. The new Community Right to Build presents incredible opportunities for people to have a greater stake in their area. If you can see the potential of new buildings for community benefit we’re here to help, support you through the process and make things happen, enhancing local pride and prosperity.”

The Community Right to Build is one of four rights contained in the Localism Act.

The Community Rights support services are funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government with the Community Right to Bid and to Challenge in effect from June/July 2012.

Locality is running the Community Right to Build support service in partnership with HACT and Urban Forum.

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For further information see the DCLG’s press release.