Success for Wirksworth Eco Housing Group

The Charities Commission has granted charity status to a local community led housing organisation, the Wirksworth Transition Community Land Trust (WTCLT). It was started by the Wirksworth Transition Energy Group to provide energy efficient low cost rented housing for residents of Wirksworth and Middleton. In July 2016 a public meeting was held to gauge community support. The group heard concerns …

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Mayor opens Lincoln Birchwood Area CLT new office

Eddie Strengiel, Chairman of Birchwood Big Local, announces the opening of the new office for Birchwood Big Local at Unit 26 Birchwood Shopping Centre. The office is a new venture for Birchwood Big Local and will be open for residents to come and find out how their projects are being progressed, and to say what they think about them. Eddie …

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Community Housing Fund Launched

On 23rd December 2016 the Government announced a £60m investment in community-led housing in areas of high second home ownership. In announcing the fundind the Depertment for Communities and Local Government said: Community-led housing will be given a further boost today (23 December 2016) from a new annual £60 million fund which will help almost 150 councils tackle the problem …

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June 2013 – Pinchbeck CLT Win National Award

In June 2013 Pinchbeck Community Land Trust won a prestigious national award for its work. The presentation was made at the National CLT Conference in Birmingham and the Chairman, Steve Colby, was there to receive the ward on behalf of the CLT. Here’s what the judges said… Once upon a time in a small village in Lincolnshire… In April 2012, …

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December 2013 – Lincolnshire CLTs Acquire Land

Wilsford and Pinchbeck CLTs, both in Lincolnshire, became the latest organisations to secure land for community benefit in perpetuity, as they acquired the freeholds on their first developments in December 2013. Wilsford and Pinchbeck CLTs, both in Lincolnshire, became the latest organisations to secure land for community benefit in perpetuity, as they acquired the freeholds on their first developments in …

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December 2013 – Lincolnshire CLT Conference

Community Land Trusts were top of the agenda at a conference organised and hosted by LCLT. Around 60 delegates came along to the New Life Conference Centre in Sleaford to hear a range of speakers and take part in specialist workshops. Speakers included:

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June 2014 – National CLT Network Launch new funding for CLTs

Boost of support given to community building projects On Wednesday 4 June the Community Land Trust (CLT) sector will receive a significant investment to kick start a major scaling-up of its impact on the UK housing market. An event in the House of Commons will officially launch a new national charity for the CLT movement, the National CLT Network, and …

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Direct action by communities brings affordable homes to villages in Lincolnshire

Local people in Wilsford, near Sleaford; and Pinchbeck, near Spalding, have taken direct action to provide much needed affordable housing in their villages. It is not only London that suffers from a lack of affordable housing. Here in Lincolnshire low wages in rural areas means that it too is experiencing an affordability crisis. Figures from the National Housing Federation show …

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LCLT advising Lincolnshire Methodist Churches

LCLT advising Lincolnshire Methodist Churches LCLT is delighted to be working with the Lincolnshire Methodist District, offering initial advice to Methodist Church congregations that wish to develop their church buildings. Any Lincolnshire Methodist churches that want to know more should contact the District Property Secretary in the first instance.

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Opening of first CLT Housing Developments in Lincolnshire

Wilsford CLT and Pinchbeck CLT both opened their newly completed housing developments in March 2015. Ten homes in Wilsford and fourteen homes in Pinchbeck will be prioritised for families with a connection to the village and let at Affordable rents. Both developments were completed in partnership with Lincolnshire Rural Housing Association and with the assistance of grant funding from the …

Chancellor Announces Funding

The Chancellor has announced in the Budget that: “The government will provide £60 million of the additional receipts from higher rates on additional residential properties to enable community-led housing developments, including through Community Land Trusts, in rural and coastal communities where the impact of second homes is particularly acute.” We are working through our national body, the National Community Land …

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CLT Video

The National CLT Network has launched a new animation making the case for CLTs. See this great new film here: