COMMUNITY RIGHT TO BUILD - WITHOUT THE NEED FOR PLANNING PERMISSION

 

 

Grant Shapps sets out vision to protect and preserve rural village life

Housing Minister Grant Shapps has today (23 July 2010) set out his vision for protecting the future of rural village life for generations to come, by giving local communities the power to build the homes they need.

The Minister has outlined a new right that will allow communities across England to come together and create new homes, shops, businesses and facilities.

The new Community Right to Build will shift power from Government to communities to allow local people to deliver the homes and development that they really want, without being told that their own expansion doesn't fit with their local council's plans and should not go ahead.

Under the proposals, which will be contained in the Localism Bill, community organisations will have the freedom to give the green light to new local developments without a specific application for planning permission, as long as there is overwhelming community backing in a local referendum.

Community Right to Build e-leaflet

Planning Portal News 29 July 2010

“Housing minister Grant Shapps has confirmed that ‘Community Right to build’ will be central to the Localism Bill which the administration plans to publish later this year.

Under these proposals community organisations will have the freedom to give the green light to new local developments without a specific application for planning permission, as long as there is overwhelming community backing in a local referendum”.

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