Parish councils and qualifying community groups can write to us to nominate land and/or buildings as assets of community value.
If the nomination is successful there'll be legal limitations on the sale of the asset, in particular delays on the power to enter into agreements to sell the asset. This enables community groups and/or the parish council to have the opportunity to put together a bid to purchase the asset. This is known as community right to bid.
Being listed as an asset of community value may also be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications.
How to make a nomination for a building or land to be an asset of community value
Please complete the application form and return it to us by:
- emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- posting to Local Land Charges, PO Box 634, Barnsley, S70 9GG
We'll make a decision within eight weeks of us receiving sufficient information for a lawful nomination to have been made.
List of assets of community value
We're required to publish the following lists for assets of community value and community right to bid:
List of assets of community value
|Name and address||Date listed||Date of disposal notice||End of interim moratorium period*||Potential bidder notice||End of full moratorium period**||End of protected period***|
|Milton Street Allotments, Milton Street, Great Houghton||18 January 2017||-||-||-||-||-|
*Interim moratorium period
This is the six week period from the date of the council's receipt of the owner's notice of intent to make a disposal of the property on the open market. During this period eligible community interest groups can express an interest in being considered as a potential bidder to purchase the asset by sending in a written request to the council c/o Director of Legal and Governance. If no potential bidders come forward during the interim moratorium period the owner is thereafter free to dispose of the asset on the open market.
**Full moratorium period
This is the six month period from the date of council's receipt of the owner's notice of intent to make a disposal of the property on the open market. It applies if an eligible community interest group has expressed an interest as a potential bidder during the interim moratorium period. The owner cannot dispose of the asset on the open market during this six month period.
No further moratorium on disposal can be applied to the asset for the remaining period of 18 months from the date of the Council's receipt of the owner's notice of intent to make a disposal of the property on the open market.
List of unsuccessful nominations
|Name and address||Decision date||Reasons for not including as an asset of community value|
|Three Horse Shoes Inn, 3 Barnsley Road, Brierley,
Barnsley, S72 9JT
|01/06/2017||There has no longer been an actual use in the recent past that furthers the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community.|
|The Black Bull, Grange Lane, Stairfoot, Barnsley, S70 3NG||26/06/2017||The primary use was a pub not a hotel. The business was not viable and, despite a
370 signature petition, there was no evidence of expertise from the Nominator.
|The Ardsley and Stairfoot Community Centre, Doncaster
Road, Ardsley, S71 5AG
|19/12/2018||The property is not currently used for community purposes and is not likely to be in the next five years because it is being used for classrooms for special needs children.|
Intended sale of assets of community value
If an asset is listed, and we receive notification from the owner of an intended sale or disposal of the asset, community groups will have the opportunity to indicate, in writing, to the council whether they wish to be considered a potential bidder.
They must do so within six weeks of the notification of intended sale ('the interim moratorium period'). If no potential bidders come forward during the interim moratorium period, the owner is free to sell.
If a potential bidder comes forward within the interim moratorium period, the owner is prevented from selling or disposing for six months from the date they notified the council of their intended sale ('the full moratorium period'). This gives the community group time to put together a bid. If a bid is made, the owner is not obliged to sell to the community group.
There is also a 'protected period' of 18 months from the time that the owner notified the local authority of their intention to sell the asset; during this time there can be no further moratoriums.