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Community Asset Transfer
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Community Asset Transfer 

Community Asset Transfer involves the transfer of responsibility for an asset from the council to any suitably qualified community, voluntary or social enterprise group. For full details please see the Community Asset Transfer guide (PDF, 239kb).

Assets may include:

  • public halls
  • town halls
  • community centres
  • bowling greens
  • public conveniences
  • parks and play areas
  • small museums

Some assets must stay under council ownership to support the delivery of essential services or economic activity in an area. Other assets may have restrictive covenants attached which would restrict their use to a defined purpose.

Our policy on Community Asset Transfer

North Ayrshire Council is committed to Community Asset Transfer where that will bring benefits to communities and contribute towards achieving the council's aims and objectives.

Community asset transfer can be a valuable part of supporting and sustaining communities.

Read our Community Asset Transfer policy (PDF, 189kb).

Asset register

Under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, we are required to publish a register of property (PDF, 657kb) North Ayrshire Council owns or leases. Some land and property may not be suitable for transfer, please see section 4 of our asset transfer guide.

Apply for an asset

Our guidance pack, with appendices, contains step by step guidance, an application form and additional material.

Planning permission may be needed if the transfer involves any new building or change of use of an existing building or property. Please check in advance.  

Guidance pack and additional material

Publication of requests and representations

Copies of asset transfer requests and any documents/information accompanying the request will be made available here until the request process is complete.

Any representation made about the request will also be made available.

In order to comply with data protection requirements, any personal information will be redacted from these documents before they are published.

The asset transfer requests listed will show the date of submission and the asset they relate to. Each request will also show the dates of the representation consultation period (20 working days).

All representations received will be copied to the community transfer body for their comments, and will then be published.


The following documents may not be fully accessible, please contact us if you wish to request this information in an alternative format.

A request has been made by Irvine Tennis Club in relation to the transfer of ownership of the Thornhouse Avenue Tennis Courts.

The completed request form and transfer notice can be seen below:

Making a representation

You can make a representation during the consultation periods by:

  • email -
  • letter - Community Asset Team, Connected Communities, Economy & Communities, North Ayrshire Council, 2nd Floor West, Cunninghame House, Irvine KA12 8EE

Please note: If you submit representation during a consultation period you may be contacted at a future date if an asset transfer request appeal/review is submitted by the Community Transfer Body.

By submitting representations you are agreeing to this.

Contact Community Asset Transfer Team