Assets of Community Value

Community groups are invited to nominate assets to be included on the list.

In accordance with the Localism Act 2011 and the Community Right to Bid, Uttlesford District Council has compiled a list of Assets of Community Value.
 

►  How to nominate an Asset of Community Value
►  Nomination forms and guidance
►  Supporting documents
►  Currently nominated assets
►  Assets of Community Value list
►  Appeals
►  Notification to sell an asset
►  Assets sold
 

How to nominate an Asset of Community Value

Community groups who may make a nomination:

  • parish or town councils
  • unincorporated bodies (must have at least 21 members who are locally registered to vote, and must not distribute any surplus it makes to members)
  • charities
  • companies limited by guarantee who do not distribute surpluses to its members; or
  • community interest companies 

A building or piece of land is an asset of community value if it is at least partly within Uttlesford district and its main use has recently been to further the social wellbeing or social interest of the local community and it could do so in the future.

If land or buildings on the list come up for sale in the future, then the local community has a period of six months to raise funds and prepare a bid to buy the asset.

Nominations must include:

  • a description of the nominated asset including its boundaries
  • the names of current occupants of the asset and anyone having a freehold or leasehold estate in the land
  • your reasons for thinking that the asset is of community value and
  • evidence that you are eligible to make a community nomination 
  • supporting information to evidence use of the nominated asset by the local community 

You can propose an asset using our nomination form.  It is important that you also submit supporting information to present your case and evidence how the buildings or land are used by the local community.   Please email the nomination form and supporting information to us at planningpolicy@uttlesford.gov.uk

We will consider each nomination and decide whether to put the asset on the list of local Assets of Community Value. A report is prepared by a Case Officer, and decided by a Senior Manager of the Local Plan & New Communities Team, following consultation with the Assistant Director Governance and Legal, and the Cabinet member who is Chair of the Assets of Community Value and Local Heritage List Committee.

If we decide not to list the asset we will explain why. If the asset is listed and the owner disagrees, the owner could ask us to review its decision. If we confirm our decision to list it, the owner can then appeal to a tribunal.

Nomination forms and guidance

 Icon for pdf Asset Nomination Form [148.55KB]
 Icon for word Asset Nomination Form [92.1KB]

We've published a Guide to Assets of Community Value and the Community Right to Bid in Uttlesford.

Supporting documents

Icon for pdf Localism Act - Process Chart - Assets of Community Value Part 1 [15.82KB]
Icon for pdf Localism Act - Process Chart - Assets of Community Value Part 2 [14.26KB]
Community Right to Bid: non-statutory advice note for local authorities on GOV.UK

Currently nominated assets

There are a number of currently nominated Assets of Community Value in Uttlesford.
 

Assets of Community Value list

The council's Cabinet has resolved to agree assets to be included on the Assets of Community Value list. The Cabinet has also agreed a list of unsuccessful, or not listed, community nominations. Both lists can be found below:

Listed assets

Icon for spreadsheets Listed Assets of Community Value (CSV) [19.28KB]

Not listed assets

Icon for spreadsheets Not listed Assets of Community Value (CSV) [5.78KB]

You can search for Assets of Community Value using our Local Land Charges mapping system.

Search the Land Charges mapping system
 

Appeals

An owner of a designated asset can appeal the decision to register the property. This must be completed in writing and should be addressed to the Chief Executive at the normal Council address.

We have a compensation claims procedure and procedure for the review of decisions.
 

Notification to sell an asset

If the registered owner intends to sell a registered asset then they must inform us of this decision. This triggers the moratorium on any sale until such time as the protected period(s) have expired.

You should write to the Assistant Director Planning and Building Control at the normal Council address.

You need to include the details of the property, details of ownership and full contact details.

We will then notify the relevant parish or town council or community organisation to see if they wish to consider purchasing the asset.

Current notifications to sell an Asset

Parish

Asset address

Comments

Great Hallingbury

Sir John Houblon PH, Bedlars Green (also known as the Hop Poles PH)

Notification to sell received 09/08/17.

Initial moratorium period ends 20/09/17.  Full moratorium period ends 09/02/18.  Protected period ends 09/02/19.

No community group requested to be treated as bidder.

Asset now within protected period within which owner may sell on the open market and no further moratoria may apply.

HadstockThe Kings Head PH, Linton Road 

Notification to sell received 17/09/19.

Initial moratorium period ends 29/10/19.  Full moratorium period ends 17/03/20.  Protected period ends 17/03/21.

No community group requested to be treated as bidder.

Asset now within protected period within which owner may sell on the open market and no further moratoria may apply.

Saffron Walden The Gate Inn

Owner's intention to sell email received 15/04/2020.

Interim moratorium ends 27/05/2020.

Full Moratorium ends 15/10/2020.

Protected Period ends 15/10/2021.

Takeley

The Green man, The Street, Takeley, Bishops Stortford, CM22 6QU

Notification to sell received 25/06/2020.

Initial Moratorium period ends 06/08/2020.

Full moratorium period ends 25/12/2020.

Protected Period ends 25/12/2021.

Takeley

The Post Office Stores, Mole Hill Green, CM22 6PQ

Notification to sell received 19/10/017.

Initial moratorium period ended 30/11/17. Full Moratorium period ends 19/04/18. Protected period ends 19/04/19.

No community group requested to be treated as bidder.

Asset now within protected period within which owner may sell on the open market and no further moratoria may apply.

 

Assets sold

Parish

Asset address

Comments

Elmdon

The Elmdon Dial, Heydon Lane

Removed from the asset register following a relevant disposal in the protected period.

Hadstock

The Kings Head PH Linton Road

Removed from the asset register following a relevant disposal in the protected period.

Saffron Walden

Fairycroft House, Audley Road

Removed from the asset register following a relevant disposal in the protected period.

Saffron Walden

The Police Station, East Street

Removed from the asset register following a relevant disposal in the protected period.

Saffron Walden

The Railway Arms, Station Road

Removed from the asset register following a relevant disposal in the protected period.

Thaxted

Clarence House

Removed from the asset register following a relevant disposal in the protected period.

 


Additional information

► The Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012

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