Community Right to Bid

The Localism Act 2011 gives communities rights to identify buildings or land they believe to be important and benefit their community.

If you are a community group thinking of nominating an asset to be recorded on the TDBC Register of Assets of Community Value, please refer to documents 'Right to Bid Process' and ‘Right to Bid FAQs' before completing the nomination form.

Some assets may not need to use the Community Right to Bid process to acquire or run a local asset. To discuss whether this process is right for your community contact the Economic Development team for an informal chat on telephone 01823 356569 or by email

The Localism Act 2011 requires Local Authorities (District and Unitaries) to maintain a Register of Assets of Community Value, containing the assets nominated by the community. If the asset then comes up for sale, the community group will be given time to make a bid to buy it on the open market.