The following local groups can nominate a property to be listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV):
- parish councils - can nominate properties in their area or in a neighbouring area
- unincorporated groups - who have a least 21 members from the local area
- neighbourhood forums
- local community interest groups
Things to consider
If you are thinking of nominating a property, the first thing to consider is whether you can evidence that it meets the legal test. You have to describe a main use of the property that furthers the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community.
It is also possible to nominate a property that recently had such a use, and it is realistic to think that it could have such a use again (for example, if a pub has recently closed down then you could seek to list the pub building).
Social interests include:
- cultural interests
- recreational interests
- sporting interests
Social wellbeing relates to social interaction and engagement. It is a sense of involvement with other people and their communities.
Properties not eligible
There are some properties that cannot be listed as an ACV. These include:
- Church of England land
More information can be found at the links below:
How to apply
To apply for a property to be listed as an ACV, you need to complete this application form at the bottom of the page.
Before you start:
- you will need a Land Registry plan of the property being nominated
- you may need evidence that you are eligible to make a nomination, and may need to justify the decision taken to make an application (e.g. meeting minutes)
- you need to provide as much information as possible, particularly in detailing how the property furthers social interests or social wellbeing
- details of the owner and (if different/ relevant) the occupier of the property
- be aware that the information provided will be shared with the owner of the property, although personal details will be removed.