Assets of community value

An asset of community value is a legal right under the Localism Act 2011. It gives communities the opportunity to control the assets and facilities that matter to them.

Review and appeal by an owner

An owner can request a review of the decision to include the asset on the list.

They have the right to appeal by:

  • an internal review by the local authority (the Council)
  • appeal to an independent tribunal.

The appeal deadline is 28 days from the date on which the notice of the decision was sent to the owner. The asset remains listed during the appeal process.

If an owner is successful in their appeal at internal review or the tribunal, the asset must be moved to the list of unsuccessful nominations. The regulations do not state how long unsuccessful nominations must remain on the list.