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Clauses 66 to 70 in the Localism Bill make provision for the community right to challenge. This is a right for voluntary and community bodies, local authority employees looking to deliver the service as a mutual, and parish councils, to express an interest in running a local authority service.
Clauses 71 to 88 of the Localism Bill provide for the listing of Assets of Community Value, and for a window of opportunity to give community interest groups a greater opportunity to bid to buy such assets. Clause 72 enables the Secretary of State, and Welsh Ministers in Wales, to make provision which will determine whether a building or land is of community value. This definition will be set down in secondary legislation following public consultation commencing in early 2011. Central Government assets which meet this definition will be covered.