What is The Community Right to Bid?
The Community Right to Bid is a scheme that was introduced in The Localism Act 2011. It is intended to provide local communities with the chance to nominate important local amenities as an Asset of Community Value. Gosport Borough Council will maintain a List of such assets when successfully nominated and publish the same. If an asset on the list is put up for sale the Council must be told and we will inform the nominee to give them time, under the scheme, to attempt to raise the money to buy the asset.
What Property has "Community Value"?
These will be assets consisting of land or buildings the main current use of which contributes to the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community, such as:-
Please note that this list is not exhaustive and is for guidance only.
The Act also extends the definition of land and buildings that contribute to such social wellbeing or social interests to those which have in the recent past and which it is reasonable to consider will do so again in the next five years. These too can therefore be nominated.
Certain property is excluded, such as residential property or if the property forms part of a larger property.
Who can make a Nomination?
The following are examples of groups or organisations who can make a nomination:-
The Process for Nomination
Maintaining the List of Assets of Community Value
Gosport Borough Council will update the list as nominations are received and decision made whether to list a nominated property or not, or as owners of listed assets decide to sell them.
Assets will be removed from the List once five years have passed since the date they were added. In some cases assets may be removed earlier, for example:-
Some disposal by the owner of a listed property will not trigger to the right to bid for a community group, such as the passing of it under a will or intestacy, a transfer between certain family members or a disposal with other land. There are certain other exceptions, contained in Schedule 3 of The Regulations.
Do you wish to make a Nomination?
If you would like to have an informal conversation with a Council Officer before making a Nomination, the lead Officer for Nominations within Gosport Borough Council who can be contacted on Telephone Number 02392 584242
Or for more information on the scheme please visit:
Assets of Community Value - Policy Statement (external link)
Community Right to Bid: Non-statutory advice note for local authorities (external link)
The Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012 (external link)