The following is a proposal for a Member Bill tabled during the Sixth Senedd:
Title of the proposed Bill:
Community Empowerment (Wales) Bill
Policy Objectives of the proposed Bill:
The policy objectives of the Bill are:
Register of Assets of Community Value – to establish a mandate for local authorities to keep a register of assets of community value, to which assets can be nominated by communities.
Community Right to Buy – to establish a statutory right to buy registered assets of community value that are proposed for sale or transfer. This would give communities a practical right of first refusal to buy assets that could otherwise be lost to the community.