Nominate places and spaces in your community as Assets of Community Value.

 Your community will then have the opportunity to bid for them if they come up for sale.

Community right to bid

To nominate land or a building in Mid Sussex - please complete the Community Right to Bid nomination form.

Email the completed form to:

Please visit the My Community Rights website for more information about Community Right to Bid.

List of assets of community value
Reference Nominator (name of group) Name, address and postcode of Property Date entered on list Current use of property/land Proposed use of property/land Date MSDC received notification of intention to sell Date of end of initial moratorium period Number of Expressions of Interest received Date of end of full moratorium period Number of written intentions to bid received Date for review Reason for review Date to be removed from list
ACV1 Cuckfield Parish Council Cuckfield Youth Club, London Lane, Cuckfield, West Sussex, RH17 5BD 17/12/13 Non-residential institution Youth Club Playgroup As existing 14/12/13 24/1/14 One 13/6/14        
ACV2 Cuckfield Parish Council Land parcel adjacent to Newbury, Courtmead Road, Cuckfield,West Sussex, RH17 5LP 30/12/13 Open Space One dwelling house
















ACV4 Worth Parish Council The Royal Oak, Station Road, Crawley Down, 
West Sussex
RH10 4HZ            
15/9/14 Public House   20/3/15 1/5/15   20/9/15        
ACV5 Lindfield Rural Parish Council Inn on the Green,
Lewes Road
Scaynes Hill Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH17 7NE
15/9/14 Public House                  
ACV6 Worth Parish Council Prince Albert,
Copthorne Bank
West Sussex
RH10 3QX
15/9/14 Public House                  
ACV7 Bolney Parish Council Eight Bells Inn
Bolney Street
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH17 5QW            
2/6/15 Public House                  
ACV8 Ansty and Staplefield Parish Council The Victory Inn
Warninglid Road
Haywards Heath
RH17 6EU
4/6/15 Public House                  
ACV9 Ansty and Staplefield Parish Council The Jolly Tanners
Handcross Road
Haywards Heath
RH17 6EF
4/6/15 Public House                  
ACV10 Worlds End Association The Watermill, 
1 Leylands Road, Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 0QF
5/6/15 Public House                  
ACV11 Lindfield Parish Council            

White Horse Public House
20 High Street, Lindfield
West Sussex
RH16 2HH

4.8.15 Closed Public House                  
ACV12 Brighton and South Downs CAMRA The White Horse Public House, Albourne Road, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9SP 14.10.15 Open public house with restaurant and outbuildings being used as a micro-brewery                  
ACV13 Balcombe Parish Council

Half Moon Public House
Haywards Heath Road
West Sussex
RH17 6PA

7.12.15 Fully operational Public House and Restaurant    26/5/16  7/7/16  One  27/11/16        
ACV14 Ashurst Wood Village Council

Three Crowns 10 Hammerwood Road, Ashurst Wood, East Grinstead, RH19 3TJ

12/09/2017 Public House and Restaurant   12/9/17              
ACV15 Ashurst Wood Village Council

The Maypole Inn 76 Maypole Road, Ashurst Wood, East Grinstead, RH19 3RE

12/09/2017 Public House and Restaurant   12/9/17              


Unsuccessful nominations
Reference Date Entered Nominator
(Name of Group)
Name, address and postcode of property Current use of land/property Proposed use of land/property Reason for being unsuccessful Date of Appeal
(if applicable)
UN1 11/10/13 Bolney Community Café Society Pavilion Batchelors Field Sports Pavilion and changing rooms Café The primary use of building is a sports pavilion and changing rooms for community use  
UN2 24/6/15 Cuckfield Parish Council Horsgate House, Hanlye Lane,
Cuckfield RH17 5HN
Currently empty Community Projects Been empty for years, the previous use was residential and the current planning
permission use is residential
UN3 5/7/16 Ardingly Parish Council The Oak Inn, Street Lane, Ardingly, RH17 6UA Vacant Pub Property not found to have a non-ancillary use now or in the recent past that furthers the social wellbeing or interests of the local community  

Community right to challenge

The community right to challenge was introduced by The Localism Act 2011.

It is part of the government’s plan to shift power back to communities and allows certain groups to apply to run council services.

Who can apply?

The groups that are eligible to express an interest in running a council service are set out in the act.

They are:

  • Voluntary and community bodies
  • Organisations set up for solely charitable purposes
  • Parish councils
  • Two or more employees of the council

How it works

Please visit the My Community Rights website and read the 'Understanding the Community Right to Challenge' section for full information.

Timing of expressions of interest

The scheme is open for expressions of interest between:

1 March and 30 April each year

For council services that are currently delivered by another organisation through a contract with the council - the scheme is open for expressions of interest during the period of three months:

Starting 15 months and ending 12 months before the contract expiry date (based on the initial term of the contract).

For example: If a contract expires on 31 December 2019 - expressions of interest would be received between 1 October and 31 December 2018.

You have between 6 and 26 weeks to express an interest.

Details of our current contracts and timetables can be found on the Contracts and tenders webpage.

Decision making timetable

We will contact you within 30 days of receiving your expression of interest. It can take from between 6 and 26 weeks to complete the process.

Notification of decision

If your expression of interest is rejected - the reasons for this decision will be published within 10 working days of receiving the rejection.

Procurement process / acceptance

If your expression of interest is accepted - you will be able to make a formal bid to run the service.

Please note: Other organisations will also have the chance to bid to run the service.

For more information on how our procurement process works, please see our Contracts and tenders webpage.

How to express an interest

Contact us

Peter Stuart
Head of Corporate Resources

Last updated: 02 July 2018