Decision Maker: Delegated Executive Decisions
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Delegated Executive Decision for nomination to
list Yewbarrow Woods and Glass Knott Woods as Assets of Community
(Director People and Places)
Consideration was given to nominations from Colton Parish Council to enter Glass Knott Woods, Rusland, Ulverston and Yewbarrow Woods, Rusland, Ulverston onto South Lakeland District Council’s list of Assets of Community Value.
The nomination for Glass Knott Woods had been received on 1 October 2018 and the nomination for Yewbarrow Woods had been received on 8 October 2018. The nominations stated that both Glass Knott Woods and Yewbarrow Woods were used daily by local people and visitors for exercise and contemplation and were an important part of the community’s landscape which contributed to the sense of place, identity and community spirit. The woods met the criteria necessary to be accepted as Assets of Community Value and the nominations were in the spirit of the legislation that gave communities the right to nominate assets.
The nominations for Glass Knott Woods and Yewbarrow Woods be approved to be listed as Assets of Community Value.
Reasons for Decision
The nominations provide benefits to the community and the community feels very strongly about keeping the woods well managed, maintained and open to the public. Similar woodlands have been added to the asset register in the past.
An ambition of the Council Plan 2014-2019 is as follows:-
“We will continue to work with our community and voluntary organisations, to increase the reach and scope of their work”.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
As the nominated assets meet the requirements for listing as an Asset of Community Value, to decline the nominations would be in contravention of the legislation.
Report author: Tom Dugdale
Publication date: 09/11/2018
Date of decision: 08/11/2018
Decided at meeting: 08/11/2018 - Delegated Executive Decisions
Effective from: 19/11/2018