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Community Right to Bid

Community Right to Bid

The Community Right to Bid, also known as Assets of Community Value, gives local communities the ability to nominate assets to be registered as an asset of community value.

An asset of community value could be a building or piece of land that is currently or within the recent past been used for wider community benefit. It should further the social well-being or cultural, recreational or sporting interests of the local community.

We define recent use as being used within the last 5 years to further the above interests.

Nominating an Asset of Community Value

The following organisations can make a nomination:

  • Charities
  • Community groups*
  • Parish and Town Councils
  • Local Neighbourhood Forums
  • Company limited by guarantee
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Industrial and provident societies

*Community groups must have 21 members who are registered to vote in the Rutland County Council area and also have a connection to the asset being nominated.

A nomination has to include certain information.  To ensure that your nomination complies with the requirements, please use the Assets of Community Value nomination form.

Nominations must include:

  • The address of the property (land or building) being nominated
  • details of the owner and current occupants
  • the extent of the site and its proposed boundaries
  • why you feel it is an asset of community value
  • evidence of your eligibility to nominate

What counts as an ‘asset of community value’?

A building or piece of land is deemed to have community value if:

  • 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 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’, ie 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.

Further information

More detailed information can be found on our nomination form and on .gov website.

Further support and advice is available from My Community Website. This website provides a range of support for communities looking at Community Rights and Neighbourhood Planning.        

List of Assets of Community Value

Unsuccessful Nominations 

Successful Nomination   

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