Decision details

Community Asset Transfer Policy

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes






That the Executive approved the Community Asset Transfer Policy at Appendix A to the report


The reasons for the recommendation are:


·         The policy supports good governance in relation to the Councils’ obligations to comply with the legislation that govern land transfers.


·         The policy and process support the evaluation of community asset transfer enquires and provide a guide to community organisations.


·         Adopting the policy provides for a consistent and transparent approach to be administered which reduces the risks associated with asset transfers.


·         Adopting the policy supports the Councils Corporate Plan.



Alternative Options Considered:


·         The Council could choose not to adopt the proposed policy and manage each request as it is received, however this could lead to inconsistencies in the approach to community asset transfers.


·         The Council could adopt an approach to not support community asset transfers to avoid the risks detailed in the policy and retain direct control of assets, however this would limit the benefits that can be achieved from community delivery. 

Publication date: 19/05/2022

Date of decision: 19/05/2022

Decided at meeting: 19/05/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 27/05/2022

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