Eligible local organisations and groups, including town and parish councils, have an opportunity to nominate a building or parcels of land to be listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) to help keep it available for everyone as an important part of community life.
The Localism Act 2011 aims to stop important local assests, such as existing swimming pools, pubs, parks and community centres from being redeveloped for different use like flats or houses.
It works by allowing the sale of an ACV listed building or parcel of land to be delayed so local groups can make a bid for it on the open market – potentially keeping it as is for everyone to enjoy.
On this page you will find some useful frequently asked question on how the ACV process works.
If you want to nominate a building or parcel of land as an Asset of Community Value, you can read more information on what you need to do and what further information we will need from you in our guidance notes.
Click here to start your ACV nomination form
Please note: The council reserves the right to reject nominations, where: due to the number of nominations already rejected, there is a perception that it is unlikely enough ‘new evidence’ could be provided to meet the requirements of the Act, and/or we perceive the repeat nomination is vexatious
You will be asked to first register yourself as a user on our online system before accessing the ACV nomination form. You can save the nomination form and return to it at a later stage before final submission
Help is available for community interest groups who wish to nominate or bid for a building or other land using the ACV guidance notes on this page and from the website Locality.org.uk
What happens after receipt of your nomination form?
Please read more about how we may use your information and your rights, including those about accessing your records, by downloading our Community Enablement team’s ACV Privacy Notice