Wiltshire Community Land Trust

Wiltshire CLT secures an Awards for All Grant to provide help and support for local communities embarking on Neighbourhood Plans.

Help is on the way for rural communities in Wiltshire...

11/07/2016.............................. More...

Our public sector hero - David Bowater of Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire Community Land Trust is delighted to announce...

22/07/2015.............................. More...

Two part-time vacancies at the National CLT Network

If you fancy working for the National CLT Network, ther...

16/06/2015.............................. More...

Dont' miss our Creating Powerful Communities Event on 19 November!

Creating Powerful Communities Seminar Wedne...

03/11/2014.............................. More...

Open wide the gates: Applications open to new national fund for urban Community Land Trusts

The National CLT Network has launched the bidding proc...

30/07/2014.............................. More...

Catching the Sun and the wind

Participants in the first of our Crea...

25/07/2014.............................. More...

Still time to join us to visit Westmills Wind and Solar Farms

Join us to see (and hear) what solar and wind farms are...

22/07/2014.............................. More...

A few bursary places left for National CLT Conference - get in there quickly!

Don't miss out on your chance to come to...

29/05/2013.............................. More...

Wiltshire Community Land Trust AGM, 15 May 2013

Notification is given of the second Annual G...

22/04/2013.............................. More...

What happens next at Wilton, now the Erksine Barracks site bid is won?

Wilton CLT invites you to a public meeti...

22/04/2013.............................. More...

Bursaries for CLT Annual Conference 2013 – “From I to we to CLT”

The CLT Annual Conference is happening at the...

22/04/2013.............................. More...

Free seminar, 2 February in Chapmanslade, Wiltshire

How can a Community Land Trust help you to develo...

15/01/2013.............................. More...

Introduction to CLTs and Custom Build, Swindon

On 19th November, Wiltshire CLT in partnersh...

05/11/2012.............................. More...

Wilton Community Land Trust leads the way in Wiltshire

We’re delighted to announce that W...

18/05/2012.............................. More...

Community Land Trusts - The Time has Come - Advance to Go!

Local people will be making an impact in London...

20/03/2012.............................. More...

WCLT awarded £9,960 by the Big Lottery Fund

We’re in the money! ...

23/02/2012.............................. More...

Wilton and Quidhampton Communities leading the way

At a public meeting held in Wilton on Sa...

06/02/2012.............................. More...

Honey for nothing and your chicks for free!

  If anyone in your community is inte...

13/12/2011.............................. More...

CLT Seminar- Beyond Housing- Other Community Assets

Don't miss this event in Stroud on 29 and 30 November...

20/10/2011.............................. More...

Wiltshire CLT Launch

Wiltshire CLT was officially launched on 30 June 2011...

30/06/2011.............................. More...

Case Studies

Lyvennet Community Land Trust
Back in 2009 members of three villages on the banks of the picturesque Lyvenett River in Cumbria formed the Lyvennet Community Land Trust. To find out more about how and why they did it check out this short film: 

Lyvennet Community Trust 2011 from WeeFlee Productions on Vimeo.

The community's main concern was to deliver affordable housing for local people, one of the highest priorities in the Lyvennett Valley Community Plan. They developed a robust business plan, using their own substantial expertise, aided by seed funding and enabling support from Hands on Help for Communities, the Community Land Trust Fund, Eden DC, Eden Housing Association and the Cumbria Rural Housing Trust CLT Officer.

In the meantime, the CLT raised in excess of £300,000, through a community share issue, topped up with grants and loans, to buy and refurbish their local pub. The community sees the pub as an intrinsic part of community life and it was with great celebration and pride that the community-owned Butchers Arms reopened on 31 July 2011.

The CLT secured a former quarry site next to the village of Crosby Ravensworth and by the end of 2011 they had 8 self-build plots up for sale and 12 rented and shared ownership homes under construction, due for completion in Spring 2012. Lynevett CLT is the first CLT to gain Registered Provider status with the Tenants Services Authority.

The next project in this pioneering community’s sights is an anaerobic biodigester – tapping into the copious supply of manure from local farms to generating both power and community. 

Keep an eye on their progress through the website: http://www.lyvennetcommunitytrust.org/.

Bishops Castle and District Community Land Trust

The Bishop’s Castle and District Community Land Trust (BCCLT) was launched in 2007, with the aims of providing affordable housing to for working people, in an area of high house prices and low average wages, and also to provide premises for small businesses, and land for allotments, market gardens, orchards and woodland. In July 2011 two energy-efficient, affordable homes were ready for tenants to move into. As well as providing much needed housing, the project has supported local businesses that have helped design and build the houses, using locally sourced materials.

Good partnerships have been key to this project, with the Trust working closely with the Bishops Castle Town Council, and receiving significant grant support from Shropshire Council, the Homes and Communities Agency and the Ecology Building Society, who have made their first such loan to a Community Land Trust

For more information see:
 http://bcclt.co.uk/
 


High Bickington Community Property Trust

After many years in the planning, High Bickington Community Property Trust is now in the first phases of the redevelopment of a former farm adjacent to the small village of High Bickington in north Devon.The masterplan (shown here) include 16 affordable and equity share homes, 23 open market homes, 6 work units, a community hall, sports facilities, a new primary school, a biomass district heating plant for the whole site, a health centre, land for growing food and a community woodland.

The Trust has worked in tandem with High Bickington Parish Council, and with the support of both Devon County Council and Torridge District Council. The objective was to meet locally defined needs and aspirations through the development of Little Bickington Farm in a way that would ensure a sustainable and viable social and economic future for High Bickington parishioners, now and in the future. More than 200 local people have become members of the High Bickington Community Property Trust.   Many of them have freely given extensive amounts of their time, energy and ideas to enable the plans to be developed. The project has received extensive financial support from public and charitable sources.

More detail on this ambitious community initiative can be found here: http://www.highbickington.org/