Decision details

Asset of Community Value

Decision Maker: Delegated Executive Decisions

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Decision to be made on the nomination of an asset to be added to the Council's community asset register.


(Chief Executive)




Consideration was given to a nomination from Blawith and Subberthwaite Parish Council to list a plot of land named Little Fell, Water Yeat, Ulverston as an Asset of Community Value.


The nomination had described Little Fell as being overgrown, but had provided no evidence of the main and non-ancillary current use of the land. The nomination stated that the community gained pleasure from use of the site which would be lost along with the ecological habitat, if the site were to be lost. Despite the wishes of the community to protect the land by registering it, there was little detail or evidence provided within the nomination about the proposed timescale, funding or deliverability. As a result, and in accordance with legislation, there was insufficient evidence to prove that the current use of the asset furthered social well-being and, due to a lack of detail on the future plans for the site, it was felt that the nominated asset should be added to the list of unsuccessful nominations.




That the plot of land named Little Fell, Water Yeat, Ulverston, LA12 8DJ, be entered onto South Lakeland District Council’s list of unsuccessful nominations of Assets of Community Value.


Reasons for Decision


To meet legislative requirements.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected


Listing the land as an asset of community value. However is likely that it could be proven on appeal that the listing would be contrary to the requirements of the legislation.

Report author: Tom Dugdale

Publication date: 13/09/2019

Date of decision: 12/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 12/09/2019 - Delegated Executive Decisions

Effective from: 23/09/2019

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