Community right to bid

How to save your local facilities


Community Right to Bid (asset of community value) is a government policy which came into force in 2012 to help community groups to save local facilities. The policy was introduced through the Localism Act 2011.

The Community Right to Bid gives community groups a fairer chance to save assets (buildings or land) that are important to them in their community.

If an asset is listed and then comes up for sale, this new right will give communities six months to put together a bid to buy it. This gives communities an increased chance to save much loved shops, pubs or other local facilities.

For further information on the application process please see the policy below. The policy explains:

  • Who can make an application
  • How to make an application
  • The land that may be nominated
  • The process following nomination
  • The appeals process

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Last updated: 01/08/2023, 09:25