Community Rights and the Localism Act

There are four key Community Rights set out in the Localism Act 2011 , which devolve power from government to communities, local authorities and individuals.

Community Right to Bid

Gives communities the opportunity to bid to buy and run local amenities.

Community Right to Challenge

Allows local groups to express interest in taking over a service where they think they can do it better.

Neighbourhood Planning

Gives you the chance to decide how your local area should be developed and what should be built.

Community Right to Build

Supports community led building projects and planning applications

If you need tools, information and guidance to take action and make your community a better place to live, visit My Community the portal for community right and grants information.