Council property and land

Includes info on council commercial property and farmland.

hove town hall

The council's property and land portfolio includes:

Details of council-owned property to purchase or rent can be found on our property for sale or rent page.

Housing is not part of this portfolio.

Sky lanterns

Please see our Events and filming page for the Council’s view on the use of Sky Lanterns on Council owned land.

Government transparency agenda

We have published a list of council owned or occupied land and buildings and their key attributes under the Government's Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency (2013):

Community Asset Transfer (CAT) policy

We aim to support the transfer of council owned community assets to the third sector and recognise that this can unlock social value, support community enterprise and demonstrate a commitment to our communities and residents.

We have published a Community Asset Transfer policy which sets out a consistent and formal process for both the receipt of applications and the evaluation of proposals.

Our Community Asset Transfer Policy (PDF 972KB) details the procedure that a third sector organisation should follow to apply for an asset transfer. This is a two stage process with separate application forms:

Greater Brighton Partnership One Public Estate programme

The Greater Brighton Partnership includes public sector organisations based or operating within the Adur District, Brighton & Hove City, Lewes District, Mid Sussex District and Worthing Borough Council administrative areas.

During 2016, the Greater Brighton Partnership successfully applied to become part of central government's One Public Estate Programme. One of the Partnership's commitments was to map our land and property assets, identify surplus assets and identify the collective value of our portfolios.

Property and Land asset ownership across the Greater Brighton Partnership extends to over 3,500 assets with a floor area in excess of 2 million square metres and a total value of £3.5bn.

Please note that our public sector maps and asset lists represent high level information from our asset register and from data received from our partners. These are provided for general information only and should not be used for decision making. Specific ownership enquiries for the Brighton & Hove City Council owned or occupied assets should be sent to our asset management team at Enquiries concerning non-council owned assets should be sent to the estates team of the relevant partner organisation. The council are only responsible for updating the information on assets that we own or operate.

Asset Management Plan and Corporate Property Strategy (AMP) and Building Maintenance Strategy (BMS)

Asset Management Plan and Corporate Property Strategy (AMP) and Building Maintenance Strategy (BMS) and annual property performance updates are available to download from our corporate asset management plan page

Carbon reduction update

The council has a target to reduce carbon emissions from its operations by 12.7% a year and reports annually on performance. The latest report for the 2020-21 financial year is now available (PDF 427KB).