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Community Right to Bid

Community Right to Bid

The Localism Act 2011 gives communities with a local connection a right to identify properties which, if they came up for sale, they would want to try to purchase.

The legislation does not give a right to buy the property in question – but it does give potential bidders the time to put a proposal together.

Local community and voluntary bodies and parish and town councils are able to identify land and buildings that provide an important service in their community. These community organisations can nominate these assets for inclusion on a register of assets of community value, which in Chesterfield Borough will be maintained by Chesterfield Borough Council.

If an asset on the register comes up for sale, community organisations may have up to six months in which to raise capital and bid to buy the asset, before it can be sold on the open market.

Find out more in the The Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012.

How to make a nomination

Community groups have to meet certain criteria and provide supporting evidence to be eligible to nominate an asset.

A nomination form is available to download below.

Please send your completed nomination forms and evidence requested to:

Donna Reddish
Service Director – Corporate
Chesterfield Borough Council
Town Hall
S40 1LP

Help and guidance

We have produced a frequently asked questions information sheet that provides guidance on how the council will administrate the Community Right to Bid process.

You may also find the My Community website useful.

Community assets register

You can find details of all the successful and unsuccessful nominations of community assets in the link below.

Community Right to Bid Asset Nomination Form PDF (PDF 127 KB)
Community Right to Bid Frequently Asked Questions PDF (PDF 333 KB)
Assets of Community Value Register PDF (PDF 96 KB)

Last updated on 17 March 2021