Communities now have the opportunity to identify a building or land that is important to their social well being, and bid for it if it comes up for sale.
Across North Lincolnshire there are buildings and amenities that are important to the communities that use them. These could include, for example:
- a shop
- a pub
- a library
If the owner of a listed asset wants to sell it, they must tell the council. The community will then be given a period of time to prepare and make a bid for the asset.
You can request a free copy of either of the lists of Assets of Community Value by contacting us.
These lists are also available to view at:
Church Square House
Community Right to bid – list of Assets of Community Value
Community Right to bid – list of unsuccessful nominations
Owning a listed asset
If a building or other land that you own is added to the list of assets of community value, nothing will happen until you want to dispose of one of the following interests in it:
- the freehold interest, with vacant possession;
- a leasehold interest with vacant possession, whether by grant or assignment of a lease, where the original term is or was at least 25 years.
In the above cases you must notify the Council that you wish to dispose of the land:-
- by post to the Group Manager – Asset and Estate Management, Operations, Church Square House, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 6NL