The Welsh Parliament (Senedd Cymru) Local Government and Housing Committee undertook an inquiry into community assets, with a specific focus on barriers and opportunities for communities to acquire built assets for community use. The Committee explored how the statutory and policy framework encourages and supports the development of community assets for the benefit of communities.
Issues considered included:
- Whether the current statutory and policy framework empowers communities in Wales to develop community assets.
- The extent the Community Asset Transfer scheme promotes and supports effective development of community assets.
- The barriers and challenges faced by communities in taking ownership of public or privately owned assets, including finance and support services.
- What lessons can be learnt from beyond the Welsh border.