The Localism Act of 2010 provided two new ways for us to seek to preserve those aspects of Fleet and Church Crookham that we value:
- Assets of Community Value
- Local Listing
Assets of Community Value (ACV)
Hart District Council has a duty to maintain a Register of ACVs nominated by the community. A registered ACV is afforded some protection again closure or re-development. The ACV must be able to demonstrate current and ongoing value to the community. Typical examples might be local shops, playing fields, pubs, community halls and the like.
FCCS has successfully lodged five ACV applications – all of which are pubs!
- The Fox and Hounds, Crookham Road, Church Crookham
- The Old Emporium, Fleet Road, Fleet
- The Oatsheaf, Crookham Road, Fleet
- The Prince of Wales, Reading Road South, Fleet
- The Falkners Arms, Falkners Close, Fleet
To see the full list for Hart District Council, search the Conservation section of Hart District Council’s website.
The Localism Act allows local authorities to maintain a list of ‘interesting features’ (it can be almost anything), that have some historical, architectural or community interest. However, this is not an obligation, and Hart District Coucil has stated that it does not wish to create one.
We have taken matters into our own hands and compiled ‘local lists’ for both Fleet and Church Crookham.
We very much welcome feedback on these listings. Please do contact us with any comments or questions.