Community Assets

The Community Right to Bid gives local communities the ability to nominate assets to be registered as an asset of community value. Once registered if the owner decides to sell the asset it provides time for the local community to bid to buy it.

What is an asset of community value?

Under the Localism Act, voluntary and community organisations can nominate an asset to be included on a list of "Assets of Community Value". An asset of community value could be a building or piece of land that is currently or within the recent past been used for wider community benefit. It should further the social well-being or cultural, recreational or sporting interests of the local community.

Once a nomination has been submitted the Council has to decide whether or not to list the asset on the Community Asset Register within eight weeks. Both lists will be published here.

How do I nominate an asset of community value?

You must complete our Nomination Form, available to download at the bottom of this page.

Assets of Community Value for Sale

When the Council receives notification from an owner that they wish to sell a listed asset the Council will publicise details in the local community and on this website. Any community groups wishing to be treated as a bidder must notify the Council within six weeks of the owners notification that the asset has come up for sale and complete the "Application to be treated as a potential bidder for an asset" form listed below and submit their accompanying evidence.


If you have any questions or comments please contact the Communities team on 01775 761161 or email: