Community Asset Transfer

West Lothian Council recognises that the ownership of property assets (land and buildings) can contribute to the empowerment of communities. Community Asset Transfer involves the transfer of responsibility for an asset from the Council to a voluntary or community organisation.

Linlithgow Burgh Halls

The Property Management and Development services is very much open for business. Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, our staff are currently working offsite and we would ask that all enquiries be emailed to propertymanagement@westlothian.gov.uk where a member of our team will access and action them as necessary. Whilst we have robust business continuity measures in place, customers may experience some impact to service delivery. We are grateful for your patience and understanding at this challenging time. Should you require emergency assistance out of hours, then please contact the council's emergency out of hours service on 01506 280000. 

The Council's commitment to, and policy for community asset transfer were agreed in a report to the Council Executive on 28 November 2017.  That policy follows Scottish Government guidance and it sets out the assets that are suitable for transfer; the voluntary and community organisations that are eligible to apply; and the process, requirements and criteria that will be used to assess and evaluate proposals.

Approved Guidance Notes for Applicants have also been produced to help advise potential applicants and guide them through the process.

Organisations wishing to explore or formally apply for community asset transfer are encouraged to contact the Council's Asset Manager as early as possible on Tel. (01506) 281836 to discuss their proposals.

All the relevant documents can be viewed in the Related Documents section of this page.