The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has published proposals for a new “Right to Regenerate”, that reforms the existing Right to Contest, with the aim of making it easier to challenge councils and other public organisations to release land for redevelopment, helping communities make better use of public land and to give a new lease of life to unloved buildings. Plunkett submitted a response to this consultation on Friday 12th March.
It’s key proposals are:
- To enable the public to require councils and public sector to sell unused land and assets
- Land to be sold by default, unless compelling reason not to
The aim of these changes is to make it “simpler, quicker and easier” for the public “to transform vacant land and derelict buildings into homes, businesses or community spaces”. You can find further details of the proposal here.