Community Rights - a changing picture?
Over the course of December 2011 to March 2012, we held a series of 12 events across England on community rights and neighbourhood planning. These events were held in partnership with NAVCA and a number of our local members and supported by Planning Aid and Locality. In organising the events, we wanted to engage community groups on this new policy agenda, and hoped to increase the level of awareness and understanding of community rights. We also wanted to investigate how opinions and understanding of community rights had changed since we conducted research in the Summer of 2011. The report findings are based on the opinions of over 200 participants at the events.