North Horsham Community Land Trust

North Horsham Community Land Trust (NHCLT) formed on 8th January 2020 with a Steering Committee of 13 people.
The key roles are as follows:-
Chair – Mrs Joy Gough
Vice Chair – Stuart Norton
Secretary – Donald Mahon
Treasurer – John Smithurst.

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 initiated the NHCLT through a series of meetings of a working party made up of Councillors and residents. Now that the NHCLT is an entity in its own right all those who serve on it do so as individuals. The Parish Council maintains a link to the NHCLT through an appointed link Councillor who attends the meetings and reports back to the Parish Council. The appointed link Councillor is Cllr Alan Britten.

The next meeting of the NHCLT Steering Committee is on Monday 20th January 2020 starting at 6.30pm at Roffey Millennium Hall, Crawley Road, Horsham.

Anyone who is interested in supporting this initiative is welcome to come along to the 20th January 2020 meeting. For more details please contact Mrs Joy Gough on 01403 261800 or

North Horsham Community Land Trust notes

8th January 2020 CLT Meeting notes 8th January 2020
Community Land Trust Working Party Notes:
December 2019 CLT Meeting notes 10th December 2019 Presentation 10th December 2019
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