Community right to bid

Assets of community value

The Localism Act introduced a new right for the community to nominate land and buildings (assets), whether publicly or privately owned, for recognition as assets of community value.

The Council will maintain the list of assets of community value within the Borough and an asset will be included on the list if it is proposed by a qualifying community group and, in the opinion of the Council, it satisfies the legal requirements.

With some exceptions, the owner of a listed asset will not be able to dispose of it until time has been allowed for a qualifying community group to make a bid. 

Assets will remain on the list for a period of 5 years unless removed in the meantime following a review or appeal or a legitimate disposal. The Council will also maintain a list of unsuccessful nominations.

See the list of community assets (PDF) for the assets registered in the Swindon Borough Council area, as well as a list of unsuccessful nominations (PDF), community assets removed from the list (PDF) and pending and validated nominations (PDF).

Further information

For full details of the provisions, reference should be made to the following websites:

 The nomination process

If you are eligible to nominate a building or land as an asset of community value, you may do so by completing the following form:

Please forward to

Alternatively, forms can be obtained on request from:

Kathy Sherratt
Property Assets
Swindon Borough Council
Civic Offices
Euclid Street


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