Mark Whitehead 08 March 2016

Map shows take-up of Community Rights programme

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More than 3,000 buildings, green spaces and other assets have been protected under legislation designed to give people more say over developments in their areas, according to the Government.

The protected assets include pubs, football stadiums, bowling greens, cricket pavilions and Blencathra (pictured), one of the Lake District’s best-known peaks, the Department for Communities and Local Government announced.

It says the 2012 Localism Act has led to 1,800 neighbourhood plans spelling out what new developments should look like and where they should go.

The Government has produced an interactive map listing protected assets and other community rights uses throughout the country.

Speaking at the start of Community Rights Week, communities minister Marcus Jones said: 'From regulars taking over their local pub to ambitious local plans for new development, there is a growing movement of people up and down the country who are taking advantage of community rights.

'The Government is supporting local people who want to make their areas even better places to live and work.'

The Community Rights programme was given a £6m funding boost last year to help 50 local authority and community partnerships to transfer assets into community ownership.

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