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Community Right to Build – Support programme. Andrew Lynch Department for Communities and Local Government. Content. Community Right to Build – brief introduction Support Programme Early findings Current Issues / Topics Next steps – thoughts / discussion. CRtB – What is it?.

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Community Right to Build – Support programme

Andrew LynchDepartment for Communities and Local Government


Content

  • Community Right to Build – brief introduction

  • Support Programme

  • Early findings

  • Current Issues / Topics

  • Next steps – thoughts / discussion


CRtB – What is it?

  • New way to obtain planning permission

  • Community led / driven

  • Part of Neighbourhood Planning regime

  • Not just housing – facilities, shops, leisure

  • Came into effect on 6 April via the Localism Act


Process (Engagement runs throughout)


Why use it?

  • Can bring forward development not 100% in line with local plan – and can provide new options for LPAs too

  • Communities in control – so they see the benefits of development

  • Benefits / assets must be retained for community

  • Enfranchisement rights

  • Green belt


Support programme

  • Provided by Locality

  • One of 4 Neighbourhood planning support bodies

  • Also supporting & running grant programme for other Community Rights:

  • Bid to Buy

  • Challenge


Community Right to Build


Support Programme

  • Web-based resources

  • E-mail / telephone enquiry line

  • 9 Regional events – 1st in Cambridge 17/7

  • More intensive support for early adopters

  • Comms / marketing / social media

  • http://mycommunityrights.org.uk/community-right-to-build/


Some early metrics

  • 146 unique enquiries to the advice line

  • 39% about Right to Build

  • Enquiries dominated by HCA programme

  • Mostly from rural context

  • Lots of Parish Council lead involvement

  • Website received 11,742 page views from 3,189 visits


Potential Early adopters?

“Traditional” areas

  • Cornwall

  • Devon x 2

  • Cumbria

    Newer areas

  • Milton Keynes

  • Hants / Oxon border


Current Issues / Topics

  • Dawlish Examination

  • Geography – how to broaden

  • How much pent-up demand is there

  • What else can Government do?

  • Where should we focus our efforts


QUESTIONS / DISCUSSION

  • Andrew Lynch – 0303 444 3594

  • andrew.lynch@communities.gsi.gov.uk


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