Assets of Community Value
List your Local
If you love your local pub and think it adds value to your local community, then why not list it with your local council as an 'Asset of Community Value' (ACV)?
Recently the law changed so that planning permission is always required before your local pub can be demolished or converted. Previously, ACVs were one of the only routes to securing this protection.
Over two years campaigners successfully listed over 2,000 pubs as ACVs across England.
If your community pub comes under threat, listing the pub as an ACV still may be beneficial to securing its future. Below outlines how your community can come together to nominate your local.
If you require any further help or advice on whether ACVs are the best route for your community to go down, please email ku.gro.armac@sngiapmac.
How to nominate:
1. Decide who you are nominating on behalf of. You can either nominate as a group of 21 local people, as a Parish Council, or in connection with another local group including a CAMRA Branch.
2. Go to your local Council website and download a nomination form. You should then fill the nomination form out with as much detail as you can on why the pub adds value to your community.
3. If nominating as a group of 21 local people, make sure they're all on the electoral register. Often best to have a few more just in case!
4. Submit the form to the Council - there should be an email address or address on their website provided. Our National Planning Advisor Paul Ainsworth is happy to look over draft nominations. So if you're unsure, send it over to email@example.com
5. Wait 8 weeks for a decision! Once a Council has received your application, they'll have 8 weeks to decide whether or not to list the asset.