How can community rights bring us more affordable housing?

Community Rights were introduced in the Localism Act 2011. They give a community a greater say over how their community develops.Community Rights can help to save community assets such as local shops, pubs, libraries, parks and football grounds. They can also be used to decide what is built in an area and how the area develops.

The Right to Build gives communities the power to build housing,shops or community facilities without going through the normal planning process.

Join us on Wednesday 5 September, 5.30pm-7.30pm at Friends Centre, 1A Isetta Square, 35 New England Street, Brighton, BN1 4GQ for a free workshop with Dave Boyle of The Community Shares Company. Dave will outline how a community rights approach might be used to create housing and give some examples of where this is already happening.

Dave has worked on some of the UK’s highest profile community share issues, including Hastings Pier Charity and Portpatrick Harbour. He’s also advised on Community Share issues in sport, leisure, pubs, energy and media.He’s a licensed practitioner by the Community Shares Unit, and is an accredited social enterprise advisor. Since 2001, he has worked with over 100 voluntary community sector enterprises and some high profile national organisations.

Space for this workshop is limited, so booking is essential. Book your place here at Eventbrite.

Places are free, but all participants are asked to become members of the Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust, which costs £1. Click here to join: https://bhclt.org.uk/membership/

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