Community right to bid and assets of community value

Community right to bid scheme

The Localism Act 2011 (LA 2011) introduced the Community Right to Bid scheme. This scheme gives local communities' early warning of the sale of land and buildings that have been identified as having community value. This allows the community the opportunity to bid to buy them.

The LA 2011 requires the Council to maintain a list of buildings and land in the Braintree district which the Council considers to be of community value. Communities can nominate land to be added to this list.