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Nominate an Asset of Community Value

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:

  • homes
  • hotels
  • 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.