A building or other land is an asset of community value if its main use has recently been, or is presently used, to further the social well-being or social interests of the local community and could do so in the future.
Watch this short clip for an explanation of Assets of Community Value.
The Community Right to Bid allows communities and parish councils to nominate buildings or land for listing by the local authority as an Asset of Community Value.
An asset can be listed if its principal use furthers (or has recently furthered) their community’s social well-being or social interests (which include cultural, sporting or recreational interests) and is likely to do so in the future.
The list is managed by the local authority and we are required to keep and maintain a register of successful and unsuccessful nominations.
When a listed asset comes to be sold, a moratorium on the sale (of up to six months) may be invoked, providing local community groups with a better chance to raise finance, develop a business plan and to make a bid to buy the asset on the open market.
Please see the Council's Corporate Plan for details of the objectives we aim to fulfil in deciding whether to list a nominated asset.
The Council has produced a protocol detailing the SCDC approach to the Community Right to Bid - Assets of Community Value. This includes sections about:
A community wishing to nominate an asset of community value for the register must first contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01954 713070 and ask for a call back from one of our patch-based Development Officers.
They will talk you through the requirements for a nomination and the process that must be followed. They will also arrange for the nomination form and other useful information to be sent to you, along with instructions for returning the completed form.
A community wishing to make a bid for an asset that has come up for sale should notify the Council in writing using this form.
New rules surrounding the conversion of pubs to other uses came into force on 6 April 2015 and these are detailed in the ACV protocol.
Please visit the planning portal to the Town and Country Planning Use Class for further guidance.
Owners of listed assets can ask the Council to review the inclusion of an asset on the list. This is called an Internal Review and the procedure for this can be viewed here.
If this review upholds the listing, an appeal to an independent body, called a First Tier Tribunal can be pursued by the Owner.
For details of any of the Internal Reviews the Council has undertaken so far, please contact email@example.com
The tables below show details of assets nominated, decisions reached, decisions under review and open moratoria.
The following moratoria and protected periods apply.
For further details please see the ACV Protocol on this page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Pub Business Support Programme is a two-year programme established to help support community ownership of pubs in England. Its value is £3.62 million and is jointly funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government and Power to Change.
Led by the Plunkett Foundation, and delivered in collaboration with Co-operative & Community Finance, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), Co-operative Mutual Solutions, Pub is the Hub and Locality, this programme will offer the community pub sector access to an end-to-end support programme including capacity building and a finance package made up of loans and grants.
From time to time we run Community Pubs events to provide information and updates on:
Visit the following links for further information about:
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