Latest NCLT and community housing news
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"3 reasons why it’s important to diversify your CLT membership and leadership" : July 2019
" 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.
3rd July 2019: Rural Housing Week. A time to consider the positive impact community land trusts can have.
Link: https://www.housing.org.uk/get-involved/celebrating-our-sector/rural-housing-week/

The NCLT says: A great piece on CLTs by Dorset Council's housing lead. "The single most important element to any successful CLT is to be open, honest and transparent, and to keep the community informed and involved every step of the way."
27th June 2019: Leasehold axed for all new houses
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/leasehold-axed-for-all-new-houses-in-move-to-place-fairness-at-heart-of-housing-market
Bridport News article, June 2019
"Significant gap between wages and rent in West Dorset"
Read the article here
June 2019: a new report on CLTs by the Labour party
"Land for the many: a CLT perspective".
A new report by the Labour Party.

Homes England Strategic Plan 2018/19 to 2022/23
Link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/homes-england-strategic-plan-201819-to-202223
Watton Village Smart Community Housing, Bridport
"A holistic approach to social, economic and environmental sustainability, creating an energy efficient housing development…."
Find out more:
Background to setting up the project
Proposals for design & environment