The Localism Act 2011 set out the Government’s intention to see power transferred from Central Government to local authorities and communities.

As well as Neighbourhood Plans and Housing decisions being taken at a more local level, the Act sets out three Community Rights:

  • the Right to Bid
  • the Right to Build
  • the Right to Challenge.

Right To Bid

The Community Right to Bid helps communities nominate buildings or land that they consider to be 'assets of community value'.

This gives community organisations the opportunity to bid for these assets if they are put on the open market.

North Norfolk District Council can transfer (often on a long lease basis) local authority buildings to communities at less than the market value of the property in certain circumstances (see our Community Asset Transfer Policy in the sidebar).

However, Right to Bid also extends the rights of communities to nominate and potentially bid for privately held land and premises that are believed to be of community value.

For more information about how this operates please visit My Community website

To nominate a community asset, please use the nomination form below.

Relevant documents

Nomination - Holt Hall

Asset name: Holt Hall
Address: Kelling Road, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7DU
Asset reference: 016445

The owner of Holt Hall (as per their obligation under the Localism Act 2011, Part five, Chapter three, section 95) has notified us of their intention to dispose of this asset. Local community interest groups now have a period of six weeks to submit an expression of interest to bid for this asset. Once a group has submitted an expression of interest, we will inform the owner in writing that such group should be seen as a potential bidder. The community interest group then has the six months full moratorium period starting from the date when we acknowledged the owners notice of disposal to prepare and submit a bid to the owner.

If no expressions of interest are received during the six week period (by 9 March 2021) we'll notify the owner that they are free to dispose of the asset at any time during the 18 months protection period. 

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