DCLG confirms 6,000 uses of community rights to protect local assets

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has cited over 6,000 uses of community rights, protecting over 4,000 buildings, green spaces and other local assets.

The Community Rights movement was set up to give local people more of a say on which buildings, green spaces and other local assets should be protected, including what new developments should look like and where they should go.

Communities Minister Andrew Percy commented: “The facts speak for themselves. More people than ever before are taking advantage of community rights and the support available to make their neighbourhoods even better places to live and work.

“From regulars taking over their local pub to ambitious local plans, community rights continue to give power back to communities across the country.”

The DCLG has launched an interactive map which lists protected assets and community rights uses across England as Communities Week 2017 continues in full swing."