Nomination of assets

For a local group to be able to nominate land it will have to: 

  • Demonstrate that its activities are wholly or partly concerned with East Cambridgeshire or with a neighbouring authority (an authority which shares a boundary with East Cambridgeshire) 
  • Evidence that it has a qualifying local connection to the asset 

Assets can be nominated for inclusion on our list of assets of community value by: 

  • Parish Councils: Any Parish Council within the borders of East Cambridgeshire can nominate an asset in their parish to East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) 
  • Unincorporated groups: Nominations can be accepted from any unincorporated group with membership of at least 21 local people who appear on the electoral roll within the local authority area, or a neighbouring local authority 
  • Neighbourhood Forums: as described in Section 61F of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 
  • Community interest groups with one of the following structures: 
  1. A charity 
  2. A community interest company 
  3. A company limited by guarantee that is non profit distributing 
  4. An industrial and provident society that is non-profit distributing 

How to Nominate an Asset 

A nomination must include certain information, to ensure that you provide the correct information please use the nomination form below: 

You can contact us by email or write to us at Leisure & Community Services, East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4EE. 

What happens following a nomination? 

ECDC will decide whether land nominated by a community nomination should be included on the list of Assets of Community Value within eight weeks of receiving the nomination.  

We will inform the following of the receipt of a nomination and notify them of the outcome once all of the information received on the nomination form has been considered. 

  • the Parish Council 
  • the owner of the land 
  • any freeholders or leaseholders 
  • any lawful occupant of the land and 
  • the Ward Councillor(s) 

If the nomination is successful, ECDC will: 

  • register the asset as an Asset of Community Value on the Local Land Charges Register and if the land is registered, register a restriction against the Land Registry title 
  • notify the organisation which originally nominated the asset of the outcome, together with reasons if the application is unsuccessful 
  • notify the organisation which originally nominated the asset if the asset is subsequently removed from the list following a review of the decision 

There is no right of review included within the Localism Act provisions for a community interest group against a decision not to include an asset on the list.