Community Land Trust

 Community Land Trusts enable the community to own the freehold interest in land/ buildings in perpetuity and are not for profit organisations. Whilst they are principally used to build/ acquire locally affordable homes for rent or shared ownership, Community Land Trusts can also own other community assets such as a hall, shop, pub or communal land. Income from rent/services charges meets the management cost and offer an opportunity for local communities to buy other community assets. The key drivers for setting up a Community Land Trust tend to be a lack of locally affordable housing and to ensure local say and influence on rent policy, allocation policy and design. Typically, rent policy will be based on what people earn locally.

To find out more about Community Land Trusts, please visit The National Community Land Trust Network website.

North Horsham Parish Council has formed a working party with residents to explore the possibility of establishing a Community Land Trust in North Horsham Parish. There has been a series of meetings, the notes of which can be found below. Members of the Community Land Trust working party were at the Legal and General Consultation events on Tuesday 5th November 2019 and Saturday 9th November 2019 held at the Holbrook Club on North Heath Lane. Those who expressed interest will be invited to a meeting on 10th December 2019 at Roffey Millennium Hall starting at 7pm to find out more about community land trusts, the groups specific aims and objectives and an outline of the forward programme. However, anyone who is interested in supporting this initiative is welcome to come along. For more details please contact the Clerk.

Community Land Trust Working Party Notes:

November 2019 CLT Working party notes 12.11.19
September 2019 CLT Working party notes 11.09.19
July 2019 CLT Working party notes 31.07.19
May 2019 CLT Working party notes 21.05.19
March 2019 CLT Working Party notes 28.03.19
December 2018 CLT Working Party notes 17.12.18