Community right to build

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 :

  1. 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
  2. Once you have prepared your Community Right to Build Order, we will appoint an independent examiner to check it meets basic standards.
  3. We will then organise a referendum about the Community Right to Build Order, of people in the community
  4. 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.

Customer Services

Address: Causeway House,
Bocking End,

Telephone: 01376 552525

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