Assets of community value

About assets of community value

All community nominations for properties to be included on the list of assets of community value must be made using this form and must satisfy the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and the Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012. For these purposes the term property means any qualifying land and/or buildings that are covered by the regulations.

What is the definition of an asset of community value?

A building or land is of community value if, in the Council's opinion:

The actual current main use of the building or land furthers the social interests or social wellbeing of the local community and it is realistic to think that there can continue to be a main use which will further the social interests or social well being of the local community (although not necessarily in the same way).

Or

In the recent past, the main use of the building or land furthered the social wellbeing of the local community and it is reasonable to think that within 5 years the building or land could be brought back into a use that would further the social interests or social wellbeing of the local community (although not necessarily in the same way as before).

In this context social interests include cultural, recreational and sporting interests.

Section 2 - About your voluntary or community group

We are asking for the information in this section because we need evidence that you are eligible to make a nomination. We have to do this in order to satisfy the regulations.

It is essential for you to show a local connection to the London Borough of Sutton.

It is also essential for you to state the type of organisation you belong to as only those voluntary and community bodies shown on the form are eligible to make a nomination. Nominations cannot be accepted from anyone else, whether a person or a body. The definitions are as follows:

A neighbourhood forum is a body designated as such pursuant to section 61F of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as established by the Localism Act 2011).

An unincorporated body must have at least 21 members and does not distribute any surplus it makes to its members.

A charity means a charitable organisation.

A company limited by guarantee must be one that does not distribute any surplus it makes to its members.

An industrial and provident society means a body registered or deemed to be registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965 which meets one of the conditions in section 1 of that Act. It must be one that does not distribute any surplus it makes to its members.

A community interest company group is a company which satisfies the requirements of Part 2 of the Companies (Audit Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004.

Section 4 - Information to support the nomination

Please note that any information provided in this section may be copied and passed to the owner(s) of the property concerned.

Declaration

The form must be signed by the person named in Section 1.

Where can I get further information?

Further details of the community right to bid are available on the government's Community Rights website.

Assets of Community Value Register

Please click here to view Sutton's Assets of Community Value Register.