Assets of Community Value

A building or land is an asset of community value (ACV) if its main use is, or recently has been, to further the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community and if it could do so in the future.

The Localism Act states that 'social interests' include cultural, recreational and sporting interests. Regulations list a number of situations where land or buildings are exempted from inclusion on the list or operation of the moratorium. These include homes, hotels, assets being transferred between kindred businesses, and Church of England land holdings.

The legislation governing assets of community value is set out in

Nominations for assets of community value in Brighton & Hove

Download the lists of nominations below. There are separate lists for successful and unsuccessful nominations. We will update the relevant list whenever a nomination is accepted or rejected.

Pubs as assets of community value

We've put together some information about pubs as assets of community value.

Making a nomination

We can only accept nominations for land and buildings within Brighton & Hove. If the land or building is outside the city please contact the local authority for the area.

Who can nominate assets of community value?

The following community organisations with a local connection can nominate land and buildings for inclusion on the Brighton & Hove list:

  • parish councils
  • neighbourhood forums (as defined in S61F of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990)
  • unincorporated community groups of at least 21 members
  • not-for-private-profit organisations (for example charities)

A local connection means that the organisation's activities are wholly or partly concerned with the area, or with a neighbouring authority’s area.

What information does a nomination need to contain?

A nomination must contain:

  • A description of the nominated land including its proposed boundaries shown on a plan with the site/building outlined in red.
  • A statement of all the information the nominator has with regard to –
    (a) the names of current occupants of the land, and
    (b) the names and current or last known addresses of all those holding a freehold or leasehold estate in the land;
  • The nominator’s reasons for thinking that Brighton & Hove City Council should conclude that the land is of community value.
  • Evidence that the nominator is eligible to make a community nomination.

Nomination documents

If you would like to nominate land or a building in Brighton & Hove, please:

Where do I send my completed nomination?

Please e-mail your completed nominator form to assetsofcommvalue@brighton-hove.gov.uk or post it to:

City planning and development
Hove Town Hall
Norton Road
Hove
BN3 3BQ

How is a nomination assessed?

The council will acknowledge all nominations, and must decide whether the nominated land or property should be included on its list of assets of community value within eight weeks of receiving the nomination.

Nominations which meet the statutory criteria for land of community value will be added to the list of assets of community value.

Owner's right of review and appeal

Requesting a review of the listing decision

An owner of land or property which has been added to the council's list of assets of community value has the right to ask the council for a review of the decision. The request must be made within eight weeks of the us giving the owner the decision to list, unless we agree to a longer period.

Review process

The owner can request an oral hearing. Otherwise the review will be made based on the submitted documents alone. The nominator has no right to take part in the review unless the owner agrees. We will ask the owner if the nominator can take part and notify the nominator of the owner agrees.The full procedure is set out in Schedule 2 of the Assets of Community Value Regulations 2012.

One of the council's senior officers will make the decision on the review. The officer will be chosen on the basis that they've not taken any part in the decision to list. The decision must be made within eight weeks of the owner's request for a review, unless we agree a longer period with the owner.

Making an appeal

If the review decision is that the land/property remains on the list of assets of community value the owner then has a right of appeal. Find out more about how to appeal against a listing decision on the GOV.UK website.

Community Right to Bid

Assets of community value are also linked to the Community Right to Bid