Assets of Community Value - The Localism Act 2011

What is the Localism Act 2011?

Under the Localism Act local communities have been given new rights including the community right to bid. This allows certain groups to nominate buildings and facilities that are important to them so they are classed as ‘Assets of Community Value.’ This has the effect of allowing specific groups up to six months to bid for this property should the owner wish to dispose of it. It is a right to bid only and not a right to buy.

Which buildings are affected?

This right covers both public and private buildings that are successfully nominated as an asset of community value. 

The council's role

The council's role is to receive and consider nominations for buildings to be classed as 'assets of community value'. We will keep details of this as public information, inform the owner and ensure the right is protected as a land charge.

Who can nominate?

Individuals are not allowed to nominate. Nominations can only be made by certain groups such as a parish council, a community organisation or a neighbourhood forum.

How is a nomination made?

To nominate an 'asset of community value' please complete and return the nomination form (Word, 128Kb).

Useful links

For further information, please visit these external webpages:
The Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012.
Community Right to Bid: non-statutory advice note for local authorities.

 

Register of Assets of Community Value

Local authorities are required by law to maintain and publish a register of assets of community value.  These are assets which have been nominated by qualifying parties and that have been assessed by the local authority as meeting the criteria for inclusion on the register.  The following assets have been successfully nominated as assets of community value:

Asset Name

Asset Address

Owner

Nominating Party

Date of Nomination

Date Listed on Register

Owner, Occupier, Nominator, Freeholders, Leaseholders, Parish Council Notified (as appropriate)

Local Land Charges Register Updated & Form QQ complete (if applicable)

Notification by the Owner Received of Intention to Dispose

Date Notification Received

End Date of Interim Moratorium Period

(6 weeks after notification received)

Full Moratorium Period Triggered

Y/N

Community Interest Group/s Triggering Full Moratorium

 

End Date of Full Moratorium Period if Applicable

(6 months after notification received)

 

End Date of Protected Period

(18 months after notification received)

St James Park Football Stadium

St James Park

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 4ST

Newcastle United Football Company Limited

Newcastle United Supporters Society Limited

18/8/2014

10/10/2014

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elswick Pool

Elswick Park Beech Grove Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE4 6SQ

Newcastle City Council

Save Elswick Pool

24/08/2015

15/10/2015

Yes

Yes

Yes

06/12/18

17/01/19

 

 

06/06/19

06/06/20

Former Gibson Street Baths

184/186 New Bridge Street,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

NE1 2TE

Newcastle City Council

Save Gibson Street Baths for People

05/05/2016

22/06/2016

Yes

Yes

Yes

26/09/18

07/11/18

 

 

26/03/19

26/03/20

The New Bridge Pub

2 Argyle Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 6PF

David Nathan Wilson of Henson House

CAMRA Tyneside and Northumberland Branch 05/06/2019 31/07/19 Yes Yes              

 

 

Removed from the Register

Asset Name

Asset Address

Owner

Nominating Party

Date of Nomination

Date Listed on Register

Reason for Removal

City Pool

Northumberland Rd

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 8SE

Newcastle City Council

Save Newcastle City Pool & Turkish Baths

11/10/2013

03/12/2013

Disposal to Fusion Ltd March 2016

 

 

 

Unsuccessful Nominations to the Assets of Community Value Register

Local authorities are required by law to maintain and publish a register of assets that have been nominated as being of community value but that have been assessed by the local authority as not meeting the criteria set out in the legislation.  Assets that do not meet the criteria for listing are included on the register below:

Asset Name

Asset Address

Owner

Nominating Party

Date of Nomination

Date of Decision

Reason for Asset Not Being Listed

Uptin House

Stepney Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1TZ

Mr P Willis, Mrs E Willis, Mr D Bellshaw, Mr P Bellshaw

Building Betterways

31/08/2016

06/11/2017 (Appeal)

Criteria for future use of building not met because of the high costs of necessary renovation works

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