Asset of Community Value - La Plata Grove
Decision Maker: Community & Health Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Localism Act 2011 introduced the Community Right to Bid, a new right for local people to nominate buildings or pieces of land they believe contribute to the social interests or wellbeing of their local communities to be listed on a register of Assets of Community Value (ACVs), managed by the Local Authority.
A valid nomination had been received to list La Plata Wood, as an Asset of Community Value and the report asked the Committee to make a decision on this nomination.
Mrs Anderson summarised the report.
A motion was MOVED by Cllr Poppy and SECONDED by Cllr Aspinell to agreed agree the recommendation in the report.
Following discussion a vote was taken by a show of hands and it was RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY to:
List the land known as La Plata Wood, as indicated on the site map in Appendix B of the report, as an Asset of Community Value.
Reasons for Recommendation
1. The nomination had passed the Council’s due diligence tests including the submission of evidence that the group is eligible to nominated. The nomination passes the first statutory test as it clearly furthers the social interests and wellbeing of the local community.
2. There is a realistic chance that the asset will continue to provide the activities for which it has been nominated. The nomination therefore passes the second statutory tests.
3. The Council could decide not to list La Plata Wood as an Asset of Community Value, but this would mean that it was not fulfilling its statutory duty under the Localism Act 2011.
Report author: Kim Anderson
Publication date: 14/07/2021
Date of decision: 28/06/2021
Decided at meeting: 28/06/2021 - Community & Health Committee