11th August 2020 Early-stage support and funding is critical for a thriving community-led housing sector
An independent evaluation of the National CLT Network's Start Up Fund says the programme has advanced the community led housing sector as a whole and proven the need for early-stage support. Read the full articlehere
23rd July 2020 Law Commission backs leasehold reform for CLTs
13th May 2020 A role for the movement in the post-COVID economic recovery
How can community-led housing help us build our way out of the recession? Read the NCLT articlehere
6th April 2020 Affordable Housing Commission report urges Government to support Community Led Housing
Influential independent housing commission urges Government to increase its support for the community led housing movement, in part through a renewed Community Housing Fund (CHF). Read the full article here
3rd March 2020 23,000 community led homes at risk if government fund isn’t renewed
30th January 2020 A new reportfrom the government-backed Building Beautiful Commission sets out the critical role community land trusts can play to help ordinary people have more control over new development and safeguard places for the long-term benefit of communities.
"CLTs building beautifully": July 2019 Anyone involved with community land trusts will find a lot to cheer in the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission’s interim report, Creating a space for beauty. This government commission has come to the conclusion that local communities want real influence, and that we want more beautiful homes, neighbourhoods and settlements.Community Land Trusts are praised throughout the report.
Additional information Extract from SWLEP report 2017 (South West Local Enterprise Partnership) with link to full report
THE SW RURAL PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION Key Findings and Recommendations 2017 “The commission heard evidence that planning often restricts development of housing in rural areas on sustainability grounds, on the assumption that occupiers would need to travel by car to urban areas to access employment. It is the commission’s view that this assumption is too simplistic and fails to recognise the employment opportunities in rural areas (which are less visible), the advent of electric cars and alternative transport solutions, the increase in home working, as well as the viability and sustainability of rural communities themselves.” https://heartofswlep.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/HotSW-14332-A4-Overview-report-digital-doc-FINAL.pdf