Community Rights is about giving more decision making powers to individuals, communities and councils.
Community Rights cover a wide range of issues related to local public services, with a particular focus on the general power of competence, community rights, neighbourhood planning and housing.
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Community Right places a duty upon us to maintain a list of assets (land and buildings) in our area that are of community value. These are nominated by the local community and include unsuccessful nominations.
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If any assets of community value come up for sale, the local community will be given 6 months to prepare a bid to buy the asset. The right to list does not apply to residential property.
Community Right to Bid is aimed at levelling the playing field by giving communities more time to prepare a bid for key assets that are for sale on the open market. It does not restrict in any way who the owner of a listed asset can sell to, or at what price, and it does not confer a right of first refusal to community interest groups.
Building or other land should be considered an asset of community value if:
The following voluntary and community organisations with a local connection can nominate an asset for inclusion on the list:
You can nominate by completing our online nomination form.
Funding and support is available to help local people take control of land and buildings, local services, neighbourhood planning and the local economy.
Grants and support are currently available for:
We would strongly encourage any group who is interested in nominating an asset to engage in a pre-nomination discussion by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or ringing 01772 906453.
We will not normally enter into correspondence with local groups making a nomination.
We will determine the outcome of any submission based upon the evidence provided to us. However, we may, at our own discretion, seek clarification if certain matters need clarification.
Any group considering making a nomination should therefore ensure that it complies in full with the requirements of the nomination process before it is submitted to us.
A building or land is deemed to be of community value if, in the opinion of the council:
Social interests include (a) cultural interests; (b) recreational interests; (c) sporting interests.
Wellbeing is the things that people value in their life that contributes to them reaching their potential (economic, social or environmental).
We will need to determine whether or not there is a realistic prospect of continued use of the asset to be nominated.
Whilst there is not an expectation that any group provide a fully costed business plan, nominations will be expected to demonstrate how the asset would be purchased, funded, and managed. This might therefore include: