Community Land Trust

Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are a form of community-led housing. A CLT is an initiative, set up and run by local community members to develop and manage homes creating new housing opportunities for the people of Pembrokeshire.  CLTs act as long-term stewards of housing, ensuring that it remains of a good quality and genuinely affordable into the future, based on what people actually earn in their area.

The Pembrokeshire’s Community Land Trust Officer works with built environment partners for partnership-based developments and management, together with communities to ensure the delivery CLTs in Pembrokeshire and long term affordable housing resilience.

This sector has grown rapidly in the last six years and there are now over 225 Community Land Trusts in England and Wales. Community Land Trusts have so far developed over 700 permanently affordable homes and aim to develop a further 3000 homes by 2020. The largest Community Land Trusts have over 1000 members each.

The National CLT Network involves organisations promoting this community-led approach. As quoted in the National Community Land Trust Network schemes all share the following principles:

  • The community is integrally involved throughout the process in key decisions like what is provided, where, and for who. They don’t necessarily have to initiate the conversation, or build homes themselves.
  • There is a presumption that the community group will take a long term formal role in the ownership, stewardship or management of the homes.
  • The benefits of the scheme to the local area and/or specified community group are clearly defined and legally protected in perpetuity.

For more information contact the Pembrokeshire Community Land Trust Officer

jorees@planed.org.uk

 

Useful Links

 www.communitylandtrusts.org.uk

 wessexca.co.uk

 www.world-habitat.org

 

ID: 4126, revised 09/11/2018