Community rights

Assets of Community Value

The Localism Act 2011 introduced a new Community Right referred to as the Community Right to Bid which allows town and parish councils and defined community groups to ask the Council to list certain assets as being of community value.

The purpose of the Community Right to Bid is to assist local community groups to preserve buildings or land which are of importance to their community's social well-being. The Right to Bid provision does this through regulating that when a listed asset comes up for sale there is a delay in the sale process. This delay should give an increased chance for the local community to bid to buy the asset.

Nominating an Asset of Community Value

A community nomination can be made by a parish/town council or a voluntary or community body with a local connection. The nomination must include certain information – please use: 

For more information on Assets of Community Value and the Community Right to Bid please refer to:

List of Assets of Community Value

The List of Assets of Community Value contains details of the successful and unsuccessful community asset nominations. For each asset, the List sets out a range of information that is defined in the Assets of Community Value Regulations.

RefProperty addressDate of
decision to list
Date listing
will expire
(5 years)
Current status
ACV1  Gardiner Arms
93 Medcroft Road
Tackley
Oxon
OX5 3AH 
25/04/2013 24/04/2018 

Date notice of intention to sell received: 19/08/2015
End date for interim moratorium: 30/09/2015
Date full moratorium triggered: 24/09/2015
Full moratorium triggered by: Tackley Parish Council
End date for full moratorium: 16/02/2016
Protected period end date: 16/02/2017

ACV2 The Carpenter's Arms
122 North Street
Middle Barton
Chipping Norton
Oxon
OX7 7DA
27/06/2013 26/06/2018 Date notice of intention to sell received: 27/06/2013
(Effective date as disposal notification received in advance of listing date)
End date for interim moratorium: 08/08/2013
Date full moratorium triggered: 01/08/2013
Full moratorium triggered by: Steeple Barton Parish Council
End date for full moratorium: 26/12/2014
Protected period ends: 26/12/2014
Further notice received of intent to sell: 25/11/2014
Interim moratorium end date: 06/01/2015
Potential protected period end date: 24/05/2016
ACV3 The Quart Pot
3 High Street
Milton under Wychwood
Oxon
OX7 6LA
03/12/2013 02/12/2018 First notice of intention to sell received: 03/12/2013
(Effective date as property marketing underway at listing date)
End date for first interim moratorium: 14/01/2014
First protected period ends: 18/06/2015
Second notice of intention to sell received: 22/06/2015
End date for second interim moratorium: 03/08/2015
End date for second protected period: 21/12/2016
 ACV4 The Saddlers Arms
New Yatt
Witney
Oxon
OX29 6TF
10/04/2014 09/04/2019  Date notice of intention to sell received: 28/04/2014
End date for interim moratorium: 09/06/2014
Date full moratorium triggered: 04/06/2014
Full moratorium triggered by: Hailey Parish Council
End date for full moratorium: 27/10/2014
Protected period ends: 27/10/2015     
ACV5   The Red Lion
The Square
Aston
Bampton
Oxon
OX18 2DL
10/04/2014 09/04/2019

Date notice of intention to sell received: 19/03/2015
End date for interim moratorium: 29/04/2015
Date full moratorium triggered: 15/04/2015
Full moratorium triggered by: Aston, Cote, Shifford & Chimney Parish Council
End date for full moratorium: 16/09/2015
Protected period end date:
16/09/2016

 ACV6 Entry removed      
 ACV7 The Cock Inn
The Green
Combe
Witney
OX29 8NT 
01/08/2014 31/07/2019  
ACV8 The Langdale Hall
Langdale Gate
Market Square
Witney
Oxon
OX28 6AB
17/12/2014 16/12/2019 Date of notice of intention to sell:
17/12/2014
(Effective date as sale underway at the date of the listing decision)
End date for interim moratorium: 27/01/2015
Date full moratorium triggered: 26/01/2015
Full moratorium triggered by: Witney & District Museum
End date for full moratorium: 16/06/2015
Protected period ends: 16/06/2016
ACV9 The Harcourt Arms
Main Road
Stanton Harcourt
Witney
Oxon
OX29 5RJ
21/01/2015 20/01/2020  
ACV10 Long Hanborough - public open space adjacent to Riely Close (incorporating skate park and BMX facility)
Land Registry Title Number ON284881
20/02/2015 19/02/2020  
ACV11 The Bull Inn
Sheep Street
Charlbury, Chipping Norton
OX7 3RR
02/04/2015 01/04/2020  
ACV12 The Hand and Shears
Church Hanborough
Oxfordshire
OX29 8AB
27/05/2015 26/05/2020  
ACV13 Combe Methodist Church
Park Road
Witney
OX29 8NA
29/07/2015 28/07/2020 Date of notice of intention to sell received: 04/08/2015
End date for interim moratorium: 14/09/2015
Date full moratorium triggered: 03/09/2015
Full moratorium triggered by: Combe pre school
End date for full moratorium: 01/02/2016
Protected period end date: 01/02/2017
Second notice of intention to sell received: 21/02/2017
End date for second interim moratorium: 03/04/2017
Date second full moratorium triggered: 14/03/2017
Full moratorium triggered by: Combe Community Hub
End date for second full moratorium: 21/08/2017
Protected period end date: 21/08/2018
ACV14 Fulbrook Play Park
Meadow End
Fulbrook
Burford
OX18 4BQ
29/07/2015 28/07/2020  
ACV15    The White Horse
The Ridings
Stonesfield
Oxfordshire
OX29 8EA
11/01/2016 10/01/2021 Note: the Asset of Community Value listing relates to the Public House only and does not include the former function room of The White Horse that is now a completed new residential dwelling known as The Stables, The Ridings, Stonesfield OX29 8EA
 ACV16 The Mason Arms
(including Mason Cottage)
Station Road
South Leigh
Witney
Oxon
OX29 6XN
 20/01/2016  19/01/2021 Date of notice of intention to sell The Mason Arms: 20/01/2016
Effective date as property marketing underway at listing date
End date for interim moratorium: 01/03/2016
Date full moratorium triggered: 18/02/2016
Full moratorium triggered by:
South Leigh Parish Council
End date for full moratorium:
19/07/2016
Protected period end date:
19/07/2017
ACV17 The Falkland Arms
19 - 21 The Green
Great Tew
Oxfordshire
OX7 4DB
01/06/2016 31/05/2021  

List of unsuccessful nominations

RefProperty addressDate of decision Reason for decision
ACVR1           Carpenters Arms
Fulbrook
Burford
OX18 4BH                               
29/07/2015               Insufficient information to satisfy the assessment as to whether the property furthers the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community.    
ACVR2 Land west of Fruitlands
Eynsham
 27/01/2016 The nominated land is not of community value within the meaning set out in the legislation. The relevant test in the Localism Act at Section 88(2)(b) is not satisfied. The test concerns the realism of future use that would further the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community.
ACVR3 Standlake Post Office and Stores
19 High Street
Standlake
OX29 7RH
24/02/2016 Nomination withdrawn
ACVR4 The Bell Inn
21 High Street
Standlake
Witney
OX29 7RH
24/02/2016 Nomination withdrawn
ACVR5 The Black Horse
81 High Street
Standlake
OX29 7RH
24/02/2016 Nomination withdrawn
ACVR6 Oxford Downs Cricket Club
Abingdon Road
Standlake
Oxfordshire
24/02/2016 Nomination withdrawn
ACVR7 Carpenters Arms
Fulbrook Hill
Fulbrook
Burford
OX18 4BH
 12/01/2017 Insufficient evidence to satisfy the assessment as to whether the property furthers the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community.
ACVR8 Carterton Police Station
Burford Road
Carterton
OX18 3AG
28/02/2017 The nominated building is an operational and administrative office - public access has been minimal. The building does not satisfy the statutory test in the Localism Act at either section 88(1)(a) or 88(2)(a).

West Oxfordshire District Council
Elmfield
New Yatt Road
Witney
OX28 1PB