As part of their obligation under the Localism Act 2011, Part Five, Chapter Three, Section 95 the owner of the Half Moon has notified the Council of their intention to dispose of this asset. Community Interest Groups have a period until 7 July 2016 called the Interim Moratorium to inform Mid Sussex District Council in writing that they want to submit an Expression of Interest to bid for this asset. Once a group has submitted an Expression of Interest the Council will inform the owner in writing that such a group should be seen as a potential bidder. The Community Interest Group then has the six months Full Moratorium Period starting from the date when the Council acknowledged the owners Notice of Disposal (27 May) to prepare and submit a bid to the owner.
If no Expressions of Interest are received during the Interim Moratorium the Council will notify the owner that they are free to dispose of the asset at any time during the 18 months Protection Period.