You can nominate an asset of community value if you are an eligible community or voluntary group.

An asset can be owned publically or privately, and could be, for example:

  • a local shop
  • a pub
  • a community centre
  • a library
  • a park
  • an open space

The asset needs to meet the criteria in the Localism Act 2011 to be successful.

How to nominate

To complete the nomination form, you will need details of:

  • the nominating group
  • the asset you are nominating, and its use    
  • the ownership and occupiers of the asset you are nominating
  • the reasons you are nominating the asset

You need to include supporting evidence with your nomination. 

You can download a nomination form:

We do not provide advice or assistance with nominations, and we recommend that you seek independent legal advice.

How we assess nominations

We assess each nomination we receive against:

You can download our flowchart to see the process we follow once we receive a nomination.

If your group or the asset you are nominating is not eligible, your nomination will not be successful.

We have a checklist of the issues we consider before we list an asset.

Further information

For more information about nominating assets, you can look at:

You can find information about ownership of land or buildings on the Land Registry

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Last updated: 24 October 2022