Decision details

Model for Community Asset Transfer

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose: To seek approval of a model for dealing with Asset Transfers to Town and Parish Councils and Community Organisations



1)         the aim to transfer assets identified through Area Reviews to Towns, Parishes or Community organisations through a Model for Community Asset Transfer to be approved by the Task and Finish Group and presented to Executive in March 2016 be approved;


2)         it be recommended to Full Council, via the Constitution Review Working Group, that a change be made to the Constitution whereby following consultation with Services and Ward Members, approval for Community Asset Transfers under leases of 14 -30 years be delegated to the Director of Finances and Resources in consultation with the Executive Member for Regeneration and Communities, the Executive Member of the current service and Local Ward Members;


3)         it be noted that the use of these delegated powers is to be based on the overall financial benefit to the Council and to enable the best community use of property assets. In cases where it appears that a proposal is not in the Council’s best financial interest and/or the capital value of an individual asset exceeds £250,000, then they will be referred to Executive for approval.

Wards Affected: None Specific;

Declarations: None

Dispensations: None

Reference Number: WBC811

Contact: Chris Gillett Email: Tel: 0118 974 6688.

Report author: Chris Gillett

Publication date: 28/01/2016

Date of decision: 28/01/2016

Decided at meeting: 28/01/2016 - Executive

Effective from: 06/02/2016

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