The Community Right to Bid allows communities and parish councils to nominate buildings or land for listing by the local authority as an asset of community value. An asset can be listed if its principal use furthers (or has recently furthered) their community’s social well-being or social interests (which include cultural, sporting or recreational interests) and is likely to do so in the future. When a listed asset comes to be sold, a moratorium on the sale (of up to six months) may be invoked, providing local community groups with a better chance to raise finance, develop a business and to make a bid to buy the asset on the open market.
For organisations who are considering nominating an asset, My Community Rights has an overview, detailed guidance and an advice service.
The Miller Arms, The Village, Singleton, Poulton-le-Fylde FY6 8LL
Date of Decision to list: 24 September 2019
Date of listing: 19 November 2019
End of listing period: 18 November 2024
First moratorium period: Not triggered
Second moratorium period: Not triggered
Blackpool Airport Terminal Building, Squires Gate Lane, Blackpool FY4 2QY
Date of decision not to list: 21 March 2016
Reasons for decision not to list: The terminal building has been demolished and it is the settled intention of the owners to develop the site as a regional college providing specialist skills training for the energy industry. That development has the benefit of planning permission and the backing of key national and regional policymakers. The committee therefore felt that it was not realistic to think that there could be a time in the next five years when there could be a use of the land that could further the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community.
Post Office Hotel, 18 Freckleton Street, Kirkham PR4 2SP
Date of decision to list: 6 June 2016
Date of listing: 6 June 2016
Reason for no longer being listed: Required to be removed from list by regulation 2(b) of the Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012 because of a relevant disposal, the first moratorium period having expired without the second moratorium period being triggered.
The Fairhaven, Marine Drive, Lytham St Annes FY8 1AUDate of decision to list: 30 November 2015 Date of listing: 22 December 2015 Reason for no longer being listed: Required to be removed from list by section 87(3) of the Localism Act 2011 because five years have passed since the date of the entry.
The Victoria, Church Road, Lytham St Annes, FY8 5LL
Date of Decision to list: 25 June 2018
Date of listing: 2 July 2018
Reason for no longer being listed: Required to be removed from list by section 87(3) of the Localism Act 2011 because five years have passed since the date of the entry.