'You've got the power!' - New DCLG Report
A new report published by DCLG, billed as 'a quick and simple guide to community rights', contains step-by-step help with a range of recent changes including neighbourhood planning and land reclamation.
People around the country value and love the places they live in. They want great local public services, to protect the things that make their neighbourhood special and to help their community grow and develop in the right way. To help build the communities they aspire to, government has given legal powers and new opportunities to preserve what they like and change what they don't like. Whether they want to stop the local shop closing, get more homes built, or improve local public services, this quick and simple guide will point you in the right direction. It also gives just a few examples of the thousands of people, in hundreds of communities, who are already using their rights to make changes for the better where they live. Our colleagues at Locality can give further advice on Community Rights.