Last edited 13 Mar 2016

Community rights

The coalition agreement published on 20 May 2010 outlined plans to promote devolution and reform the planning system to give communities greater powers to shape local developments and local services.

A range of ‘community rights’ were subsequently enshrined in law by the Localism Act which was given Royal Assent on 15 November 2011. These rights are support by:

Community rights include:

In March 2016, the government published an interactive map showing:

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