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Community Rights is about giving more decision making powers to individuals, communities and councils. Community Rights cover a wide range of issues related to local public services, with a particular focus on the general power of competence, community rights, neighbourhood planning and housing.
For more information see locality - my community.
Community Right places a duty upon us to maintain a list of assets (land and buildings) in our area that are of community value. These are nominated by the local community and include unsuccessful nominations. You can download a copy of the list of assets from the documents section.
If any assets of community value come up for sale, the local community will be given 6 months to prepare a bid to buy the asset. The right to list does not apply to residential property.
Community Right to Bid is aimed at levelling the playing field by giving communities more time to prepare a bid for key assets that are for sale on the open market. It does not restrict in any way who the owner of a listed asset can sell to, or at what price, and it does not confer a right of first refusal to community interest groups.
Building or other land should be considered an asset of community value if:
The following voluntary and community organisations with a local connection can nominate an asset for inclusion on the list:
You can nominate through the following ways:
Online - complete the nomination form
Post - download the nomination form from the documents section, then return to us at:
Policy and Social Justice
Preston City Council
Funding and support is available to help local people take control of land and buildings, local services, neighbourhood planning and the local economy.
Grants and support are currently available for:
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.