The Community Right to Bid, which was established by the
2011 Localism Act, came into force in September 2012. The
right gives eligible groups the opportunity to identify and
nominate assets that are of value to the local community and gives
them a fair chance to make a bid to buy them on the open market if
the owner decides to sell.
A community could use this right to buy a local
asset like a village shop, community centre, library, children’s
centre, allotment or pub. The right covers private as well as
We are required to keep a list of assets of community value in
Bromsgrove and a list of assets nominated unsuccessfully.
Who can make a nomination?
We will only accept requests to include assets on the list from
eligible community groups. Eligible groups must have a local
connection to the land or property they wish to nominate and be one
of the following types of organisations:
Parish or town
community groups with at least 21 members who are registered to
vote within the Bromsgrove district.
forum, set up in accordance with section 61F of the Town and
Country Planning Act 1990.
A company limited
An industrial and
We will not accept nominations from any other
How to make a nomination
If you want to nominate an asset of community value please fill in
our nomination form using the link below. The form has three
main sections covering: your organisation, the asset you wish to
nominate and why you believe the asset is of community value.
Please read our guidance notes and FAQs before you start filling in
the form also using the link on the right of this page..
Making a bid / expressing an
The owner of the property must advise the Council when they intend
to sell the property and we will publicise this on our web site as
well as informing the nominator.
If you want to make a bid you must inform us within six weeks of us
telling you the property is available to purchase. An expression of
interest form together with guidance notes are available to
download from the bottom of the page. Once completed the form
should be returned as detailed on the form.
If you do express an interest there is a 6 months period for you to
put together the bid. The six months runs from when the owner
advises us of their intention to sell and not from when you inform
us of your intention. This is known as the 'moratorium period'. At
any point before the end of the six months you may enter into
negotiations with the property owner providing the owner is willing
to do this. At the end of the moratorium period if you have
successfully put a bid together the owner will have the option to
either accept your bid or sell the property freely on the open
market. The Council will not be involved in this process but we
would ask that we are kept informed of developments.
A flowchart explaining this process and the answers to some
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available to download below
in the related documents section on the right.