The Localism Act 2011 lets local communities bring forward a community right to build order.
This helps local people design, plan and build a small scale development of community facilities or housing.
The development cannot increase the size of the community by more than 10 per cent over a 10 year period.
Ther are 4 main steps to creating a Community Right to Build Order :
- You must apply to us to make the area where you to build a neighbourhood area. You must do this before you start work on your development proposal
- Once you have prepared your Community Right to Build Order, we will appoint an independent examiner to check it meets basic standards.
- We will then organise a referendum about the Community Right to Build Order, of people in the community
- The community has the final say on whether a Community Right to Build Order comes into force
You can find out more about Community Right to bid on:
Agreement with the Rural Community Council of Essex (RCCE)
We have set up an agreement with RCCE to support communities interested in:
- community led planning
- neighbourhood planning
- community rights
You can contact the RCCE for more information on the support they can provide.