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Community Asset and Protecting Open Spaces

Listing land as a community asset (England only) is a powerful tool as it gives local communities the opportunity to take control of assets and facilities in their neighbourhoods by providing a timescale for a proposal to be prepared.

Dukeshouse Wood, Hexham, Northumberland

Dukeshouse Wood, Hexham, Northumberland

A listing may affect planning decisions because it is open to each local planning authority to decide that the listing is a material consideration if an application is submitted for change of use.

Find out more about the process by visiting our website and downloading our information sheet.

Community assets can be buildings or land which are used for the social well-being or social interests of the local community.

The following open spaces have been successfully listed as assets of community value:
Jubilee Field, Boddington, Northamptonshire
Madingly Green, Eureka Road, LB of Kingston
Mansfield Open Space, LB of Camden
Harlington (five acres of open space), Dunstable, Central Bedfordshire
Walnut Tree Meadow, Wendover, Buckinghamshire
Toon Recreation Ground, Camborne & Redruth, Cornwall
Victoria Ground, Bromsgrove, Worcester
Dukeshouse Wood, Hexham, Northumberland
Slate Meadow, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire
Bedmond Lane Field, St Albans, Hertfordshire
Fields at South Purdown, Bristol
Queen’s Walk, Southbank, London

Victoria Ground, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Victoria Ground, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Further guidance can be found here and on the Locality website. This House of Commons briefing paper may also be helpful.