Assets of Community Value and the Community Right to Bid

What is an Asset of Community Value?

An Asset of Community Value (ACV) is land or buildings nominated by a local voluntary or community group and which the council decides meets the requirements to be listed as an asset of community value. The statutory rules about assets of community value can be found in sections 87 – 103 of the Localism Act 2011 (external link) and in The Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012 (external link). More information can also be found in the Guidance Notes section below.

In essence the actual current (or recent past) use of ACVs must further the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community. It is also realistic to think that there can continue to be non ancillary use of the land or building that will further the social well being or social interests of the local community.

ACVs can include, for example: day care centres, schools, pubs, open spaces, theatres, civic halls and buildings, heritage sites, football grounds, markets etc.

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What is the Community Right to Bid?

If the owner of land or buildings that are listed as assets of community value wants to sell them, they must contact the council who will notify the community group that nominated the asset. The community group then has the opportunity to register its interest as a potential bidder, triggering a six month moratorium period during which, subject to certain exceptions, the owner can only sell the asset if it is to a community interest group. After the six month moratorium period the owner can sell to whomever they choose. More information can be found in Guidance Note 3 below.

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What should a nomination include?

Community nominations must include:

  • Information about your community organisation and how its activities are wholly or partly connected with the local area
  • A description of the land or building nominated for listing
  • Information about the owner and/or occupiers of the land or building
  • Information about how the nominated asset furthers the social well-being/interests of the local community and plans for future activities
  • If the asset is no longer in use, when it was last in use and what plans there are to bring it back into use as an asset that furthers social well-being/interests

Community Groups should use the nomination form when nominating land or buildings.

Guidance Notes

You can view and download full regulations at The Assets of Community Value Regulations 2012 website (external link).

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Haringey’s List of Assets of Community Value

The list below includes all successful nominations of assets of community value (ACV) in Haringey:

The list below includes all unsuccessful assets of community value nominations:

Copies of the lists are also available for inspection at:

  • 6th Floor, River Park House
    225 High Road
    Wood Green
    N22 8HQ

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Further information

Further guidance, details and advice is available on the Department of Community and Local Government website on the Assets of Community Value: policy statement page (external link) and the My Community Rights website (external link).

If you would like further information on submitting a nomination or any of the topics on this page please contact us

  • By email
  • By post:  
    Planning Policy
    5th Floor Alexandra House
    Station Road
    N22 7TY

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Page last updated:

December 19, 2023