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Land - Transfer opportunities

If you have an innovative proposal to use Council Land to enhance the look of your local community or provide services or engagement opportunities that can contribute to supporting the priorities of People, Places and Prosperity then please contact the RCT Together team on or 01443 425368 to discuss your proposal.
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If you have a proposal to use Council Land for the delivery of community services or activities then we have three routes that groups can go down to progress discussions;

  1. Large community land transfer proposals eg. this may be where plans include development of community buildings or facilities or include a large geographical area of land – this is a 2 stage approach involving the submission of an “Expression of Interest Form” initially and then a costed and evidenced Business Plan showing that your proposal meets community needs and is both viable and sustainable. Complete the “Expression of Interest Form” to register any initial proposals you have.
  2. Proposals for community use/management of Leisure Land for community benefit
    Complete the attached Application to use Leisure Land for Community Use
  3. Small Community Gardening or Food Growing Project – these could potentially be smaller community projects that are quicker to start up due to reduced funding requirements.  This requires a more simple application form.  See process details below

    If you are specifically looking to use Council land for community gardening or food growing projects, please complete the attached application form and email to the RCT Together team on  As staff are currently working from home, please do not return completed form to any Council Offices.

    The process:
  • Once the form is received it will be reviewed by the corporate estates case worker having regard to various issues for example: the councils title deeds and council department comments/advice 
  • A letter will then be sent to you either listing the council’s requirements for the use of the area by you to go ahead or explaining that the council cannot proceed in this case
  • If you are offered the use of the land, the letter will ask you to confirm that you wish to proceed on  that basis
  • Once your acceptance is received, the council will create a formal agreement for you to sign and you will be able to use the area from that time
  • At this point there will be a fee of £60 to cover the council’s costs

    To apply please fill in the Application to use Council land for the purpose of gardening only

View current land transfer opportunities:

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (The Council) has declared the following land parcel surplus to its needs and is looking for innovative community proposals for its ongoing management and to provide services and activities that address local or borough wide community needs.

The Council would like to explore with community and voluntary organisations, social enterprises and Town & Community Councils across Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) whether this  property can be utilised as an “Asset of Community Value” to deliver services which meet the needs of the broader community and where possible contribute to the key priorities laid out in RCT Council’s Corporate Plan 2020 – 2024 “Making a Difference”. The Council's Corporate Plan | Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (

We will provide a "30 Day - Window of Opportunity" for any community groups wishing to submit an initial “Expression of Interest” for the potential leasehold transfer of the property for community use.

Subject to your “Expression of Interest” evidencing it has the potential for your proposal to contribute to the needs of local communities, you may then be invited to the next stage and have up to 13 weeks to provide a fully costed Business Plan which will need to evidence that your proposal meets the needs of the community and is a viable and sustainable proposal.

NB. The “30 Day Window of Opportunity” process ensures equal opportunities to all community groups and social enterprises who may wish to declare an interest.

If there is no community interest in this property, then the Council could consider disposing of the asset on the open market.

If you wish to submit an initial “Expression of Interest” for the following property(s) please complete the “Expression of Interest” form below and email to before the closing deadline stated below.  NB. Please do not post any completed forms to Council offices as the team is working remotely from home.

 Expression of Interest Form 

If you require any further information or support to progress your proposals, please contact the Councils Community Development Team on or telephone the area Development Officers who will be able to advise, support and/or signpost you to appropriate support agencies if required.  

Transfer Opportunities
Asset Site Photo Site aerial map Property Description & Current or Previous Occupation/Use Opening DateClosing Date

Land at Fernhill (former Poly Tunnel Site


Address: Fernhill, Mountain Ash, RCT, CF45 3EG


 UPRN: L000 1323

 Site photo  Fernhill Poly Tunnel Site  

The land at Fernhill, Mountain Ash, measures approximately 1001.89 m2.  The site previously housed 2 large Polytunnels which were used by a local community group. The site is now vacant and has recently been cleared.


The suggested use of the land is use as a community garden for community benefit.


Applicants are required to make any necessary enquiries with the Planning Department if suggested uses other than the above are being proposed.


The land is available for community benefit via a leasehold transfer.


Any lease will be subject to an Open Space Notice under s.123 of the Local Government Act 1972.


Proposed Terms:


1. Leasehold - subject to contract and agreement of terms.


2. Tenant to be responsible for all feasibility studies (where applicable) required to inform and obtain any relevant permissions, required for the use, and/or development of the site. 


3. Tenant to be responsible for all outgoings associated with the operation and running of the site, including but not limited to repairs, improvements, maintenance, utilities and any statutory compliance.


4. The tenant will be responsible for Public Liability Insurance; minimum of £10M per claim.


5. The tenant will be responsible for all costs associated with any site development proposals where applicable.


6. The Council to include information on additional terms where proposals are given further consideration.


Mid Rhondda Playing Fields

Gelli Rd, Tonypandy, RCT,
CF40 1DB


UPRN 90413

mid Rhondda playing fields site photo