Futures Forum: Knowle relocation project: an application to list Knowle park as an Asset of Community Value
This has now been rejected by the District Council:
‘Community asset’ application refused by council‘Community asset’ application refused by council - News - Sidmouth Herald
This is the full letter:
Nomination: Knowle Park
Community Right to Bid – Community Asset
Thank you for the submission for the land at Knowle Park, Sidmouth as the Knowle Residents Association. It has been determined that the land, which was the subject of the nomination, does not meet the definition of an Asset of Community Value, as set out in section 88 of the Localism Act for the following reason:
The principle use of the land application is rejected on the basis that not all of the land sought to be included on the list falls within the definition of ‘land of community value’ (pursuant to S.88 of the Localism Act 2011) on the basis that it includes land which is in ancillary use to the Council’s use of the buildings on the site or their functions generally. In that regard it includes the access road, car parks and depot / maintenance site. On that basis it fails to meet the criteria of S.88 (1) (a) and, in addition, S.88 (2) (a) Localism Act 2011 to be eligible for listing.
There is no formal right to appeal for a nominating organisation. However, I am aware that the land is being offered/transfered to Sidmouth Town Council to keep as park land. I am unaware of the exact details or the timings of this transaction.
The nomination will be recorded in the register of unsuccessful Community Asset nominations with effect of 18th May 2015 and, will remain on the register for a period of 18 months from that day.
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