Com­mu­ni­ties get new right to build

Yorkshire Post - Property - - FRONT PAGE -

THE gov­ern­ment’s Com­mu­nity Right to Build scheme, backed by £17m, came into ex­is­tence this week.

The scheme al­lows com­mu­ni­ties to ap­prove new lo­cal de­vel­op­ments with­out the need to go through the nor­mal plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion process.

As long as pro­pos­als meet cer­tain cri­te­ria and there is the back­ing of more than 50 per cent of vot­ers in a lo­cal ref­er­en­dum, they will get the go-ahead.

The Right to Build can be used to help neigh­bour­hoods pros­per and can in­clude build­ing fam­ily houses to sell or rent; com­mu­nity halls; homes de­signed specif­i­cally to meet the needs of older peo­ple; chil­dren play­grounds; shops and busi­ness fa­cil­i­ties.

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