Local community groups have the right to nominate an area of land or a building for listing by the council as "asset of community value".

Subject to certain conditions this, will give an opportunity for community interest groups, such as a parish or town council or a local voluntary group, to register an interest in purchasing the asset if the owner decides to sell it.

Nominate an Asset of Community Value (PDF) [411KB]

Assets of Community Value in the borough

Assets of Community Value in borough
Asset Name and Address Nominating Community Interest Group Date Received Date of Decision Decision Reason for Listing Date of Intention to Dispose End of Interim Moratorium Intention to Bid Received End of Full Moratorium End of Protection Period Listing Expiry
The Nabs Head Hotel, Nabs Head Lane, Samlesbury, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0UQ. Nicholas Alderson, Leader of the Unincorporated Group/Body. 06/10/21 29/11/21 Approved The current use of the building furthers the social wellbeing and social interests of the local community.           28/11/2026

Unsuccessful nominations for Assets of Community Value

Unsuccessful nominations for Assets of Community Value
Asset name and address Nominating Community Interest group Date received Date of decision  Decision  Reason for refusal
The Smithy Inn, 133 Liverpool Old Road, Much Hoole, Lancashire. PR4 4GB Much Hoole Parish Council 25/09/2015 26/02/2016 Refused at review It is not realistic to think there can continue to be non-ancillary use of the building or other land which will further (whether or not in the same way) the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community