Voluntary and community organisations can nominate both privately and publicly owned assets to be included on a list of Assets of Community Value. This list is managed by Basildon Borough Council.
If a landowner wants to sell a registered property, they must tell the Council. If a community group wants to buy the asset, they can trigger a 6 month moratorium to give them a chance to prepare a bid for it. During this period, the owner cannot sell their property on the open market. This gives community groups an increased chance to save much loved shops, pubs or other local facilities by developing a proposal and raising the required capital.
At the end of the 6-month period, the owner is free to sell the asset to whoever they wish and at any price.
Both lists will be published on this web page and will be available for public inspection at The Basildon Centre. Click Contact Customer Services for more information.
Only eligible voluntary and community organisations can make nominations, not individuals, nor the council.
The organisations must:
See the Guidance below for a full list of criteria.
A nomination has to include certain information. To ensure that you comply with the requirements, please use the nomination form:
You are advised to refer to the accompanyingfor further information about the process and for help completing the form.
Last Updated 6 August 2018