How to submit an Expression of Interest

ECDC will accept an Expression of Interest (EoI) under the Community Right to Challenge annually between 1st September and 30th November inclusive.

Whilst ECDC will aim to avoid a disproportionate burden on the applicant, a sufficient level of information is requires to ensure that an EoI complies with the requirements specified in section 81(1) of the Localism Act 2011.

ECDC will request additional information if it feels there is not enough detail provided to enable it to make a decision.  The provision of the additional information is optional and if not provided does not meean that the EoI will not be considered.  In this case ECDC will consider the EoI on the information provided.  It should be notes that ECDC has a right to refuse applications where it considers the EoI 'is in a material particular inadequate or inaccurate'.

An EoI must be submitted in writing and ECDC requires the EoI to be submitted on the EoI form.  ECDC's 'Community Right to Challenge Protocol' contains a list of the EoI requirements.  ECDC's EoI form contains questions that relate to these requirements.  Detailed, considered answers will help us decide whether the application meets the requirements.

The Expression of Interest form can be downloaded using the link below: