RICS has established an independent commission to examine how communities can shape and manage their neighbourhoods – and it wants to hear from you

Shape your neighbourhood

The Land and Society Commission (LSC) will comprise people drawn from the urban and rural property sectors, communities, academia and local government.

In light of localism and the Big Society, it will lead a four-month examination on how communities can embrace their new land and property roles.

The commission would like to hear from those with experience in the fields of community action, the built environment and local government. If you would like to contribute, please visit the LSC section of the RICS website and submit their responses to a series of questions.

The commission’s final report, due to be published in April, will make recommendations to government, policy makers, and land and property sector bodies. It will make recommendations as to how to help communities take ownership of their neighbourhoods.

Trevor Beattie, LSC Chairman, said: “Localism and the Big Society present a major opportunity for communities across the country to shape their future and create valuable new local assets. The role of this new commission is to investigate how best to provide communities with the knowledge and resources necessary to make the most of their new responsibilities.”

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