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 using our customer enquiry form below or you can 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.