Asset of Community Value Notice – Platform One Public House

LOCALISM ACT 2011

ASSET OF COMMUNITY VALUE

PLATFORM ONE PUBLIC HOUSE, MIDDLETON ST GEORGE

The property known as Platform One Public House, Middleton St George (‘the Property’) was added to Darlington Borough Council’s Register of Assets of Community Value on the 16 April 2020. I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that the Owner of the Property has submitted to the Council a notice pursuant to section 95 of the Localism Act 2011 of an intention to make a relevant disposal of the Property.

Therefore, I can confirm the commencement of the six week interim moratorium period. The interim moratorium period will end on the 14 June 2020. During interim moratorium period an eligible community group may express an interest to be treated as a potential bidder to buy the Property. For the purposes of the Act an eligible community group must have one of the following structures:

(a) The local Parish Council

(b) A charity which has a local connection with the land.

(c) A company limited by guarantee which does not distribute any surplus it makes to its members which has a local connection with the land.

(d) A co-operative or community benefit society which does not distribute any surplus it makes to its members which has a local connection with the land.

(e) A community interest company which has a local connection with the land.

Any such expressions of interest must be in writing and submitted to Dave Coates, Head of Planning, Development Management and Environmental Health, Darlington Borough Council, Town Hall, Darlington DL1 5QT or by email to Dave.Coates@darlington.gov.uk by the 14 June 2020. If, within interim moratorium period, an eligible community group expresses an interest to be treated as a potential bidder, a full moratorium period of six months will commence (from the date of the notification of disposal). This will end on the 3 November 2020. The Property may not be sold during the full moratorium period except to a local community interest group. On the expiry of the full moratorium period the Property can be the subject of a relevant disposal during the ‘protected period’, which will be the period of one year from the expiry of the full moratorium period i.e. the 3 November 2021.

If no written request from an eligible community group expressing an interest to be treated as a potential bidder is received by the Council within the interim moratorium period then the owner is free to make the relevant disposal within the protected period, which is a period of 18 months running from the notification date, this being the 3 November 2021.

Dated: 6th May 2020

Dave Coates, Head of Planning, Development Management and Environmental Health, Darlington Borough Council