Decision details

Community Asset Register and Community Right to Bid

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

It had been resolved at Cabinet on 18 June 2013 that a Community Asset Register for Breckland be established.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on activity since that date and to recommend a number of changes regarding the administration of the Register and the Right to Bid process.  

Decision:

That with immediate effect:

 

  1. delegated authority be given to the Portfolio Holder for Community & Environmental Services, in consultation with the Assistant Director of Commissioning and relevant Ward Member(s) to determine whether an ‘asset’ should be included on Breckland’s Community Asset Register.

 

  1. delegated authority be given to the Monitoring Officer to undertake reviews of listing decisions and for determination of reviews against any payment, or not, of compensation as prescribed in legislation (Localism Act 2011 and assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012);

 

  1. the processes and procedures employed by Breckland Council be amended to reflect those detailed in Appendix A of the report; and

 

  1. delegated authority be given to the Portfolio Holder for Community & Environmental Services in consultation with the Assistant Director of Commissioning and the S151 Officer to determine whether compensation be payable or not to the owner.

Reasons for the decision:

The recommendations reflect recent learning and experience at Breckland and legal advice subsequently commissioned.  If implemented, the recommendations would ensure that Breckland had in place a through and robust Community Right to Bid process and Community Asset Register moving forward.

Alternative options considered:

  1. To do nothing and to continue to administer the Community Right to Bid process and Community Asset Register in its current format.

 

  1. To change the processes and administration of the Community Right to Bid process and Community Asset Register so that: -

 

·         the Portfolio Holder for Community and Environmental Services, in consultation with the Assistant Director of Commissioning and relevant Ward Member be given delegated authority to determine whether an 'asset' should be listed;

 

·         the Monitoring Officer be given delegated authority to undertake reviews of listing decisions; and

 

·         the processes and procedures are amended to reflect those detailed in Appendix A of this report.

Report author: Rob Walker

Publication date: 03/04/2014

Date of decision: 01/04/2014

Decided at meeting: 01/04/2014 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/04/2014

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