Helping you at each step of the journey.
Step 1 - Establishing community support
Get guidance on gaining consensus in the community and involving local people in shaping the Community Right to Build order including consultations, partnerships, publicity, visibility, and specialist advice.
Step 2 - Getting started
Advice on setting up a community organisation - meeting legislation requirements to use the Community Right to Build order. Understand the structure that works for you and your organisation to meet your principles and values, achieve your goals, raise funds etc.
Step 3 - Defining the neighbourhood area
Find out about defining your neighbourhood area to be eligible to apply for a Community Right to Build order. The area can be large or small and will be designated by the local planning authority.
Step 4 - Developing a business case
You will need a business case to show that your project is feasible, sustainable and credible. Get tips on writing a successful plan, quality data and integrating resources and the vision.
Step 5 - Preparing a Community Right to Build order
Information on what to include in your Community Right to Build order, in addition the publicity and consultation bringing it to the attention of local people and specialist bodies including the local authority, county council or parish council.
Step 6 - Submitting a Community Right to Build order
Guidance on what to include in your Community Right to Build order and submitting it to the Local Planning Authority. Once approved by an independent examiner, the draft order can be put to a local referendum so that people can vote on whether they want the development to go ahead.
Step 7 - The referendum
Navigating your way through a referendum, a relevant council must arrange and pay for this. Find out what a 'relevant council' means - this is not always the planning authority.