Community Rights

Community Rights are a set of powers which give you more control over your community


You can now have a say in what happens to local amenities, decide what is built in your neighbourhood and how the area should develop. Plus groups have the chance to deliver local services and develop them into community enterprises. The local area is in your hands!.

There are four rights: The Right to Build, The Right to Challenge, The Right to Bid and Neighbourhood Planning.

The new rights are contained within the Localism Act which came into effect in 2012 devolving power from government to communities, local authorities and individuals.

For more information about the Localism Act and the new community rights visit the Community Rights website.