Community right to build orders
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What is a Community Right to Build Order?
Community Right to Build Orders are a special type of neighbourhood development order. This is because this power is available to other local community organisations other than Parish/Town councils and neighbourhood forums.
It allows communities to gain planning permission for a specific proposal on a site, without going through the traditional planning application process.
Community Right to Build Orders follow a similar process to a neighbourhood plan and could include projects such as:
- Family homes to sell on the open market
- Affordable housing for rent
- Sheltered housing for local residents
- Community facilities such as a community centre or children’s playground.
Who can produce a Community Right to Build Order?
To be eligible to develop a Community Right to Build Order in a particular neighbourhood area at least one half of a community organisation's members must live in that neighbourhood area. The organisation must also exist to further the economic, environmental and social well-being of the area in question, and any profits made as a result of Community Right to Build Orders must be used for the good of that community, not for private gain.