An Asset of Community Value protects properties from development under the Localism Act, something we wanted to secure for Turf Moor.
Having this in place protects the stadium in four key areas:
- Removal of permitted development rights for change of use
- Material planning consideration
- Community right to build
- Compulsory purchase rights
Of course, we don’t expect to have any concerns in these areas but it’s important to have the protection in place should any new investors become involved with The Club.
In 2014 we were successful getting Turf Moor listed as an Asset of Community Value.
In 2019 we were successful again, this time with our renewal application. The Turf will now remain protected for a further five years.