Council property and land
Includes info on council commercial property and farmland
The council's property and land portfolio includes:
- council offices and town halls
- commercial properties and farmlands
- council-owned buildings, such as schools and leisure centres
Details of council-owned property to purchase or rent can be found on our property for sale or rent page.
Housing is not part of this portfolio.
- find out more about housing managed by the council
- find out more about the Living Wage Joint Venture to build affordable homes in the city
Please see our Events and filming page for the Council’s view on the use of Sky Lanterns on Council owned land.
Government transparency agenda
We have published a list of council owned or occupied land and buildings and their key attributes under the Government's Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency (2013):
- our Brighton & Hove City Council interactive land & property asset map provides high level details of our land & property assets in the city (please note that the map excludes individual council houses & flats)
- download the user guide for the Brighton & Hove City Council interactive map (PDF 678KB)
- download a list of Brighton & Hove City Council Property & Land assets (XLSX 411KB) in Excel format
- download a list of Brighton & Hove City Council Property & Land assets (CSV 624KB) in CSV format
- visit the council's data web page to download our property & land KML layer files for use with Google Earth
- download a map detailing the use of council owned land in Brighton & Hove (PDF 10MB)
Community Asset Transfer (CAT) policy
We aim to support the transfer of council owned community assets to the third sector and recognise that this can unlock social value, support community enterprise and demonstrate a commitment to our communities and residents.
We have published a Community Asset Transfer policy which sets out a consistent and formal process for both the receipt of applications and the evaluation of proposals.
Our Community Asset Transfer Policy (PDF 972KB) details the procedure that a third sector organisation should follow to apply for an asset transfer. This is a two stage process with separate application forms:
- CAT Stage 1 - Expression of Interest Application Form (DOCX 54KB)
- CAT Stage 2 - Full Application Form (DOCX 54KB)
- a list of the properties which have been designated as a 'Community Asset' under this policy is included in the assets lists which are available to download using the links in the above section.
Greater Brighton Partnership One Public Estate programme
The Greater Brighton Partnership includes public sector organisations based or operating within the Adur District, Brighton & Hove City, Lewes District, Mid Sussex District and Worthing Borough Council administrative areas.
During 2016, the Greater Brighton Partnership successfully applied to become part of central government's One Public Estate Programme. One of the Partnership's commitments was to map our land and property assets, identify surplus assets and identify the collective value of our portfolios.
Property and Land asset ownership across the Greater Brighton Partnership extends to over 3,500 assets with a floor area in excess of 2 million square metres and a total value of £3.5bn.
- our Greater Brighton interactive land & property asset map provides high level details of the public sector's land and property assets in the Greater Brighton region (please note that the map excludes individual council houses and flats)
- download the user guide for the Greater Brighton interactive map (PDF 442KB)
- download a list of Greater Brighton Partnership's Property & Land assets (XLSX 580KB) in Excel format
- download a list of Greater Brighton Partnership's Property & Land assets (CSV 858KB) in CSV format
- download a summary of the asset value (PDF 244KB) of the public sector land & property assets in the Greater Brighton region
Please note that our public sector maps and asset lists represent high level information from our asset register and from data received from our partners. These are provided for general information only and should not be used for decision making. Specific ownership enquiries for the Brighton & Hove City Council owned or occupied assets should be sent to our asset management team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enquiries concerning non-council owned assets should be sent to the estates team of the relevant partner organisation. The council are only responsible for updating the information on assets that we own or operate.
Asset Management Plan and Corporate Property Strategy (AMP) and Building Maintenance Strategy (BMS)
Asset Management Plan and Corporate Property Strategy (AMP) and Building Maintenance Strategy (BMS) and annual property performance updates are available to download from our corporate asset management plan page
Carbon reduction update
The council has a target to reduce carbon emissions from its operations by 4% a year and reports annually on performance. The latest report for the 2018-19 (PDF 378KB) financial year is now available.