Community Right to Bid: assets of community value

9/16/2021 3:14:57 PM

The Community Right to Bid allows voluntary organisations, community organisations and parish councils to nominate an asset to be included in a list of assets of community value.

A building or land can be listed as an asset of community value if its main use has recently been, or is presently used, to further the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community and could do so in the future.


List of assets

See our current:

  • list of assets
  • unsuccessful nominations
  • expired assets

Assets of community value master spreadsheet XLXS, 5.37MB


Nominate a building or land as an asset of community value

Nominations can be made by:

  • local parish councils
  • community groups (an unincorporated group with at least 21 members who are registered to vote in the district)
  • local neighbourhood forums
  • industrial of provident societies
  • companies limited by guarantee
  • charities
  • community interest groups

What you will need

To nominate an asset, groups must provide:

  • the address of the property
  • details of the owner
  • the extent of the site
  • why they feel it is an asset of community value
  • evidence of eligibility to nominate

For a nomination to be successful, evidence must be submitted to show that the asset furthers the social wellbeing and interests of the local community. This means evidence of regular community use, for example evidence of multiple community events, gatherings, or meetings. It is often helpful for nominators to submit as much supporting information as possible detailing when and how the asset furthers the social wellbeing of the community (i.e. how often certain events take place, and the section of the community that they benefit).

If you have questions about nominating an asset, you may find the answer in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

If you want to have an informal chat, or have any queries before submitting a nomination, contact

Nominate a building or land

To comply with our obligations under Part 5, Chapter 3 Localism Act 2011, we will consider all nominations received and make a decision within 8 weeks of receipt.

If the nomination is successful, the land or building will be added to our register of assets and will remain on the list for 5 years.


Appeals against a decision to list, received from the owner within 8 weeks of the decision, will be reviewed. The owner will be notified of the outcome of the appeal within 8 weeks.

To make an appeal, email

Should the owner still have grounds to question a decision to list, they can make an appeal via the independent First-Tier Tribunal within 28 days of notification of the internal review decision. find out more about how to appeal against a listing decision.

There is no right of appeal against a decision not to list the asset.


Bid on a building or land that is being sold

If the owner of land or buildings that are listed wants to sell them, they must email to let us know.

We will notify the community group that nominated the asset as they then have the opportunity to register their interest as a potential bidder. 

To make a bid, complete an expression of interest form

This starts a 6 month period during which an asset can only be sold if it is to a community interest group. After the six month period the owner can sell to whomever they choose.


Notice of intention to dispose of an asset of community value

We have received notification from the owner of intention to dispose the following assets:

The Swan

The Swan
Ley Hill

Notification of Sale received 9 April 2021
Expression of interest received 6 May 2021
6 month moratorium ends on 1 October 2021



Any enquiries should be sent to


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