Assets of Community Value

Registration as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) is intended to give the community the opportunity to secure the continued use of the asset. It does not stop the sale or loss of such assets but does give the community a six month period once a sale has been announced to prepare a bid to secure the ACV's continued use for the community.

Registration as an ACV lasts for 5 years.

The government has provided some guidance on how the ACV process works called Community Right to Bid: Non-statutory advice note for local authorities which explains the process in general terms.

How to register an ACV

Nominations should be made to the District Council using our ACV Nomination Form (PDF File, 242kb). Please try and include as much evidence as possible to assist us in our decision making.

Please submit nominations to: planning.policy@nsdc.info

Or via post to

Business Manager – Planning Policy
Newark and Sherwood District Council
Kelham Hall
Newark
Notts
NG23 5QX

We will consider nominations in line with the policy adopted by the Council’s Cabinet on the 11 April 2013 called the Evaluation Criteria for the consideration of Assets of Community Value.

The process takes eight weeks and we will consult the owners and leaseholders of the property. The Deputy Chief Executive (as relevant Director) will determine the initial application following a recommendation from the Planning Policy Manager.

If you have any questions please contact the planning policy team on 01636 655852 or planning.policy@nsdc.info

The ACV Register

We are required to have a register of successful and unsuccessful ACV nominations. 

How to appeal against registration of an ACV

An owner of a designated ACV can appeal the decision to register the land or buildings. This must be completed in writing and should be addressed to the Council’s Director - Communities to oversee the initial review and determine whether or not to uphold the decision of the Deputy Chief Executive.  Once again, this stage of the process must be completed within eight weeks. 

The owner may appoint a representative to act on their behalf, may request an oral hearing and make representations orally or in writing. If the owner is dissatisfied with the Council’s decision, a formal appeal can be made for consideration by a First-Tier Tribunal.

Notification to sell an Asset

If the registered owner intends to sell a registered asset then they must inform the Council of this decision. This act triggers the moratorium on any sale until such time as the protected period(s) have expired.

You should write to the Business Manager – Planning Policy if you intend to do so. You need to include the details of the property, details of ownership and full contact details. The Council will then notify the relevant Parish / Town Council or community organisation to see if they wish to consider purchasing the asset.

BT Adopt a Kiosk scheme

The BT Adopt a Kiosk scheme gives your community a chance to protect a part of it’s heritage and adopt a telephone kiosk for just £1.

You could turn your local phone box into another asset for the community including an art gallery, a book exchange or a heartbeat defibrillator.

To find out more about the scheme visit the BT website.

BT adopt a kiosk - Station Road, Kirton

Final Decision

The District Council made a draft decision and published a notice stating their reasons for that draft decision. A copy of the draft decision was placed within the call box and a period of one month allowed for any comments to be made.

The parish council want to adopt the kiosk, only 11 calls have been made from the call box within the past 12 months and no comments have been received to either the original BT consultation or the District Council’s consultation on the draft decision. Consequently the District Council has decided not to object to the removal of the telephone service and has informed BT accordingly.

BT adopt a kiosk – Southwell Road, Thurgarton

Final Decision

The District Council made a draft decision and published a notice stating their reasons for that draft decision. A copy of the draft decision was placed within the call box and a period of one month allowed for any comments to be made. 

The parish council want to adopt the kiosk, only 2 calls have been made from the call box within the past 12 months and no comments have been received to either the original BT consultation or the Council’s consultation on the draft decision. Consequently the District Council has decided not to object to the removal of the telephone service and have informed BT accordingly.

Contact us

planningpolicy@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

01636 655852

Planning Policy
Newark and Sherwood District Council
Kelham Hall
Kelham
Newark
Nottinghamshire
NG23 5QX

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