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How community rights can bring us more affordable and community-led housing – video

On 5th September 2018, Dave Boyle (The Community Shares Company) gave a workshop on how community rights can bring us more affordable and community-led housing.


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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. Continue reading

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