Part 1 of the Local Government Act 2000 placed a duty on each council in England and Wales to prepare a community strategy to promote and improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of their areas and to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development in the UK. In Scotland the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 places duties on local authorities - to initiate, facilitate and maintain Community Planning. Local authorities have a duty to develop a comprehensive Community Plan along with relevant stakeholders to promote or improve the social, economic and environmental well-being of their areas and contribute to the achievement of sustainable development in Scotland.
- Assets of Community Value (Community Right to Bid)
Assets of Community Value (Community Right to Bid) is where the community can make a nomination for a building or piece of land that they value. If the piece of land or building goes up for sale it means there is time lock for up to 6 months for the community to put forward a bid to purchase the land or building.
- Building new affordable homes
Building New Affordable Homes. The Council has a role in ensuring that the right type of homes are built for poeple wanting to live in North West Leicestershire. This responsibility is often reffered to as an 'enabling' role. The Council does not actually build housing, rather we work with Social Housing Providers (Housing Associations) and house builders to 'enable' new homes to be built.
- Community Focus
We work with local parish councils, community organisations and others to improve North West Leicestershire. Find out more here.
- Community Rights
What action residents, group, town and parish council can take in their communities.
- Draft Local Plan 2015
Information for residents on the Local Plan and how they can have their say on how it should be developed.
- Sence Valley funding
Environmental improvement funding for the communities of Hugglescote and Ellistown in North West Leicestershire