Community groups offered chance to bid for land near Cambridgeshire village pub

PUBLISHED: 08:31 29 September 2014

Waggon and Horses pub in Steeple Morden

Waggon and Horses pub in Steeple Morden

Archant

Community groups have six weeks to decide whether to bid for land that is up for sale near a village pub which is a designated community asset.

The land near the Waggon and Horses pub in Steeple Morden has been put on the market, and community groups now have until Monday 27 October to indicate they want to bid.

The Waggon and Horses was nominated for listing as a ‘community asset’ because it demonstrates high social value to the local community. The application was made under the government’s new rights and powers for communities as part of the Localism Act, which supports communities to take over assets of local significance.

Any community group stating an intention to bid will then have six months to put together an offer to purchase it for community use. The community bid must compete on the open market and the owner doesn’t have to accept this bid.

The aim of the Right to Bid legislation is to help communities to keep valued buildings and land used by the community, such as recreation grounds, local pubs, shop or libraries, in community use.

South Cambridgeshire District Council places a local land charge on properties and land added to the register so the owner must let the Council know when they intend to sell it and the community can be informed.

Cllr Robert Turner, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s cabinet member for planning, said: “The Right to Bid process gives communities a genuine chance to take ownership of assets that are important to their village and we are pleased to be able to help local people through the process.”

Details of the Right to Bid process and assets listed on the register in South Cambridgeshire can be found by visiting www.scambs.gov.uk/content/community-right-bid.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 12:01

The MP for South Cambridgeshire has organised a public meeting for constituents to discuss their views on Brexit.

Fri, 19:11

The Bassingbourn Village College Spanish exchange trip has run for a “very successful” second time to Albacete, in the sunny south-west of Spain.

Fri, 10:03

Saving for a prolonged period of travel is essential, says our financial columnist Peter Sharkey. And now might just be the best time to go.

Fri, 09:29

Sandon schoolchildren have visited a farm in the village as part of their local history and geography project.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Royston Crow weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy