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Assets of Community Value – a NIMBY lifeline?

Objectors are always looking for new, low cost ways to stop or delay the offending development. Lobbying for town and village green designations used to achieve this, but as the effectiveness of that route has been hampered by changes in the law NIMBYs have been offered a lifeline in the form of Assets of Community

Posted in Planning

Assets of Community Value: Testing Times?

In 2012 we blogged on the introduction of the nomination and listing of Assets of Community Value. At the time, there was some uncertainty as to whether the legislation would be used for genuine community enhancement, or as a stick to beat developers. In a move that will be well received by community groups, the

Posted in Planning

Assets of Community Value – a proverbial pain or a communal benefit?

Watch out all owners of pubs! New planning laws mean that land and buildings which are of “community value” cannot be sold without local communities having the opportunity to bid for them.  You may well ask what the meaning of “community value” is and will not be surprised to learn that it could mean just