What does it mean to have the community right to challenge, the right to participate, and the right to own?
Should communities have the right to challenge planning decisions in their localities? How can communities improve the provision of public services?
As we take a look at how legislation in England and Scotland has changed the way communities participate in local democracy there, we discuss how we can do the same here in NI and how legislation can improve a challenging community asset transfer policy.
- We will be taking a sneak peek at the first in a series of community rights campaign animations.
- We launch three reports that examine how community rights legislation can improve community planning, spatial planning, and asset transfer. Joining us to discuss each of these will be Gavan Rafferty (Ulster University), Jenny Crawford (QUB) and Lorraine Hart (Community Land Use)
- And we will be joined by Adam Lent, CEO New Local, who will discuss how the campaign for a Community Power Act in England is proceeding and what we can learn from it here in NI.