Assets of Community Value

The Assets of Community Value (ACV) and Community Right to Bid (CRTB) is a function of the Localism Act 2011 that is administered by local authorities. It gives community groups the opportunity to nominate land or buildings in their area which they think are of community value, to be included on a list held by the relevant council.

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How to nominate

A nomination has to contain certain information, be made by an appropriately-constituted group, and concern a relevant asset to be accepted. The Localism Act 2011 and The Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012 require that nominations to the register of 'assets of community value' contain the following information:

  • The nominator's reasons for thinking that the local authority should conclude that the land is of community value.
  • Evidence that the nominating group is eligible to make a community nomination.
  • Evidence that the nominating group has a 'local connection'.

To nominate please complete our online form.

 

 

Who can nominate

Only eligible voluntary and community organisations can make nominations. A nominating organisation must:

  • Have a local connection to the property they wish to nominate. This means that its activities are wholly or partly concerned with the administrative area of Breckland Council or a neighbouring local authority
  • Be one or more of the following:
    • An unincorporated community group with at least 21 members who are registered to vote in the Breckland Council area.
    • A parish council.
    • A charity.
    • An industrial and provident society.
    • A local neighbourhood forum.
    • A company limited by guarantee or a community interest company.
 

 

What can be nominated

Nominators must provide evidence as to why the nominated asset is of community value. The council ultimately decides whether this evidence is sufficient to list the asset. A building or piece of land is deemed to have community value if, in the view of the council:

  • The use of the land or building currently, or in the recent past, furthers the social well-being or cultural, recreational or sporting interests of the local community.
  • This use (as described above) of the land or building will continue to further the social well-being or interests of the local community.
  • The use of the building or land must not be deemed 'ancillary', meaning of secondary purpose. This means that the use of the land or building to further social well-being or interests of the community must be its principal use.
What cannot be nominated
  • Residential properties and associated land.
  • Land licensed for use as a caravan site.
  • Operational land used for transport and other infrastructure.
  • An 'ancillary' use, such as a cafĂ© within a workplace.

Local authorities are required to publish a register of assets of community value, this should include both successful and unsuccessful nominations. This can be found below:

  CRTB Register April 2021 (PDF) [133KB] (opens new window)

Last updated: 27/05/2022 13:22:09