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Community assets

The 'Community Right to Bid' gives local communities the ability to nominate a building or piece of land 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.

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 wellbeing or cultural, recreational or sporting interests of the local community. View the community assets legislation (opens new window).

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

Nominate an asset of community value

You must complete an  Asset of Community Value nomination form (PDF) [129KB] (opens new window)  and return it via post of email:

  • South Holland District Council
    Communities Team
    Council Offices
    Priory Road
    PE11 2XE

Once a nomination has been submitted, we have to decide whether or not to list the asset on the Community Asset Register within eight weeks. Both lists will be published on this page.

Community assets register

View our community asset registers:

Assets of community value for sale

When we receive a notification from an owner that they wish to sell a listed asset, we'll publicise the details to the local community and on this website. Any community groups wishing to be treated as a bidder must notify us within six weeks of the owners notification that the asset has come up for sale and complete the potential bidder of an asset application form (PDF) [101KB] (opens new window)  and return it to us by email or post, along with the accompanying evidence.