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Apologies for Absence and Declarations of Interest
To receive apologies for absence and declarations of interest.
There were no apologies for absence or declarations of interest.
To consider the minutes of the previous meeting.
The minutes of the meeting held on 21 June 2021 were approved.
To consider the nomination of Hill Green as an ACV.
RESOLVED: to list Hill Green (recreation land and cricket pavilion), Clavering, as an Asset of Community Value.
The Planning Policy Officer presented a report asking Members to consider the nomination of Hill Green as an Asset of Community Value (AoCV). She outlined the necessary criteria that needed to be established for an asset to be considered as an AoCV. The nomination had been made by Clavering Parish Council and was supported by Clavering Cricket Club.
Members sought some clarification around the leasehold tenancy, the current unidentified landlords and the ownership of the cricket pavilion. The Parish Council were encouraged to seek to identify the current landlords.
All Members expressed support for what was considered to be a valid nomination.
Councillor Lees proposed that the site be listed as an AoCV. This was seconded by Councillor Evans and the vote was unanimous.
RESOLVED that the site be listed as an Asset of Community Value.
Meeting closed at 2.14 pm.
The matter before the Committee today is a request, known as a nomination, that the entry upon Uttlesford District Council’s list of Assets of Community Value (ACV), in respect of land situate and known as Hill Green, Clavering, be renewed for a further five years. The nomination is made by Clavering Parish Council who have a leasehold interest in the land.
The Localism Act 2011 introduces a concept of an ‘Asset of Community Value’ (ACV). Section 87 of the Localism Act places a duty of Local Authorities to ‘maintain a list of land in its area that is land of community value’.
An Asset is of community value if (in the opinion of the local authority) either:
· an actual current use of the building or other land, that is not an ancillary use, furthers the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community; and
· it is realistic to think that 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;
· there is a time in the recent past when an actual use of the building or other land that was not an ancillary use furthered the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community; and
· it is realistic to think that there is a time in the next five years when there could be non-ancillary use of the building or other land that would further (whether or not in the same way as before) the social wellbeing or social interests of the local community.
The Act states that “social interests” “includes (in particular) each of the following – (a) cultural interests, (b) recreational interests and (c) sporting interests.
Assets of Community Value are buildings or land which involve the physical use by the community and include for example a village shop, pub, community centre, allotment or recreation ground.
In arriving at our decision we are required to answer the following questions :
a) whether there is a valid nomination;
b) whether the use of the building (current ... view the full minutes text for item ACV3