Community Right to Build Orders

Community right to build is a new way for communities to deliver the development they want, whether it is homes, shops, businesses or facilities where the benefits of the development will be retained by the community for the community.

The Government has published a short information leaflet on Community Right to Build available to download below or further information can be found on the Department of Communities and Local Government website.

pdf icon Community Right to Build Introduction [37kb]


The Government has made funding available to provide support for communities wishing to apply for an order.

Community groups in England can apply for a share of the £17.5m fund which is being made available to help groups to formally establish, build up their development proposals and submit a Community Right to Build Order. The funding is available until the end of March 2015. 

Any community group or parish council can seek to access the funding, provided that they have constituted a formal organisation that meets certain basic standards. Community groups that are considering applying for a Community Right to Build Order are encouraged to first discuss their proposals with the Community Right to Build Support Hub Locality who can be contacted at:

Telephone: 0845 345 4564 between 09.30 - 12.30 week days

Further details on how to apply and the requirements of the programme are detailed in Communities and Local Government application guidance which is available to download below.

pdf icon Funding Application Guidance [320kb]

Completed applications should be returned the Homes and Communities Agency at or alternatively hard copies can be posted to the Agency at:

Community Right to Build Funding Applications
Homes and Communities Agency
7th Floor
Maple House
149 Tottenham Court Road
London W1T 7BN

Any questions about applying for funding or about the fund in general should be directed to the Homes and Communities Agency at