ACVs Process - Nomination Process

Who can nominate a property/land?

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:
    • A Local Neighbourhood Forum,
    • A Parish Council,
    • An Unincorporated Community Body or Group, with at least 21 members who are registered to vote in the Breckland Council area (this is an organisation set up through an agreement between a group of people who come together for a reason other than to make a profit, for example, a voluntary group or a sports club)
    • A Registered Charity,
    • A Company Limited by Guarantee,
    • Operative or Community Benefit Society,
    • Community Interest Company or Group

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 (5 years), 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 the 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

What You'll Need to Submit a Nomination:

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 (opens new window) and The Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012 (opens new window) 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'.

*Examples of evidence include a group's constitution, minutes from meetings, etc. For groups that are unincorporated, names and addresses of the 21 members are accepted and will be checked against the electoral register.

** For groups that are unincorporated, names and addresses of the 21 members are accepted and will be checked against the electoral register.

Nomination Form for Assets of Community Value

Some fields within this application form will be marked as mandatory, and it is therefore essential that this information is provided within the form or subsequently via email to ensure your application can be processed. Failure to provide the required information may result in your application being deemed as invalid, and you may be asked to resubmit before it can be considered.

View the current Assets of Community Value Register

Last updated: 12/06/2024 17:09:39