Community right to designate

Community right to designate for assets of community value

Under the Localism Act, voluntary and community organisations can nominate an asset to add to a list of 'assets of community value'. This list is managed by us.

If a landowner wants to sell a registered property, they must tell us. If a group wants to buy the asset, they can trigger a six-month moratorium (delay) to give them a chance to raise the money. The landowner can still sell to whomever they please.

This period gives community groups some time to develop a proposal. They can also try to raise the required capital to bid for the property at the end of the moratorium period. It is for the landowner to decide if they wish to accept any community bid.

Register of assets of Community Value

The register will be available here, once we have assessed the first nominations.

  • if we deem that the asset does have community value, and it is in their local area, then it will be added to the register
  • a landowner can ask us to review the inclusion of the asset from the register and there will be a process for an appeal to an independent body
  • we also maintain a register of ‘land nominated by an unsuccessful community nomination’
  • if land is included in the register of assets of community value, it will remain on that list for five years

Contact Us

Service Director, Legal and Governance Wakefield Council County Hall, Wakefield WF1 2QW

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