Community Rights website launched to help community groups take over local amenities.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) has launched a new website aimed at promoting community ownership of local amenities, before regulations on community ownership come into force next month. The site highlights changes in the law intended to help community groups take over buildings or public services, or build new facilities through an abridged planning process. The website also includes case studies and maps of schemes where community groups took over the running of buildings or services or been involved in designing a new development.
Neighbourhood Planning and the Community Right to Build came into effect last month, and further to an earlier blog on this subject, a date has now been announced for the Community Right to Bid and the Community Right to Challenge both of which come into force on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 (source: ACRE website).
For more information, please visit the Community Rights website.
Posted by Carol Nutkins
Community Projects Officer