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Community Right to Build Orders were introduced by the Localism Act 2011.

This Act was conceived to fulfil the Government’s stated commitment to decentralising control over public services, assets and planning from central government to local government and from local government to local communities. It includes new community rights, including the Community Right to Bid, Community Right to Challenge and Community Right to Build.

If your community wants to construct or rebuild community buildings such as a community centre or community-led housing, a Community Right to Build Order could be the best route for you to take.

These guides are a step-by-step guide to using the Community Right to Build.

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