Over the past couple of months Aberford & District Parish Council have been taking steps to register The Arabian Horse as an Asset of Community Value. We are pleased to confirm that our application to Leeds City Council was accepted on the 6 October 2016.
What is an Asset of Community Value:
The Localism Act 2011 and the Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012 came into force on 21 September 2012, bringing with them the right for local communities to bid for land and facilities in their area – the aim being to protect assets deemed to be of local value and importance. The definition is:
A building or land is deemed to be of community value if, in the opinion of the council:
- A current main use of the building or land furthers the social interests or social well being of the local community, and it is realistic to think that there can continue to be a main use of the building or land which will further the social interests or social well being of the local community, although not necessarily in the same way, or;
- A main use of the building or land in the recent past furthered the social interests or social well being of the local community and it is realistic to think that within five years the building or land can brought back into use that furthers the social interest or well being of the local community, whether or not in the same way as before.
What does this mean:
The “Community Right to Bid” advice notes offer more information – section 9 (page 20) advises of what steps can be taken should the current owners of The Arabian Horse wish to sell the property. To view this, and the “List of Assets”, click here.
If you wish to discuss this further, please contact Cllr Daniel Overend.