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Community Led

Working together

At the heart of what we do, is the involvement of local people: our collaborations with communities in the design of local developments is what ensures we deliver more than just housing. It is this partnership approach that enables us to create and, or, strengthen sustainable communities shaped around the needs and priorities that matter to local people. Community-led development is an approach also designed so that people on local wages can continue to live close to work, stay close to their loved ones, reduce the need to travel and enjoy the convenience of quality local amenities.

A property developer with a difference

EC Community Housing

Supporting communities and Councils across the East of England

EC Community Housing is an enabling organisation in the East of England, registered with the National CLT Network. By establishing what a community wants for itself – often affordable housing but it could be saving the local pub or shop, keeping the school open, providing recreational facilities – we work with them to ensure that the development is appropriate to their needs, in keeping with what is already there and show them how that they can safeguard their community and see it survive and thrive.

We help community-led housing groups to involve everyone in the wider community by talking to them about the need, designs and plans; encouraging individuals to become members of the group and through consultation making sure that design schemes are accepted as far as possible by everyone.

We can help you set-up a community-led housing organisation, whether it be a CLT, charity, cohousing group, or something else! We can assist in calls for land, viability studies, community engagement, applying for funding, and making partnerships, to take the germ of an idea all the way through to fruition. EC Community Housing also offers a Housing Management Service to CLTs and community-led housing projects who have completed their projects and are now looking to the long-term tenancy management.

Visit the ECCH website

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority

Devolution has allowed councils across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to directly control what happens in their own area. Made up of representatives from eight organisations – namely Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, East Cambridgeshire District Council, Fenland District Council, Huntingdonshire District Council, Peterborough City Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council and The Business Board – the Combined Authority is held to account by several committees made up of representatives from partner local authorities. Funding from Central Government means the Combined Authority has  £170 million to deliver new homes over a five-year period in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire, to include affordable, rented and shared ownership housing.

Visit the C & P Combined Authority website

Haddenham Community Land Trust

Shaping Your Community

Like many local villages, Haddenham faces some big future challenges with pressure for more housing to support growth in the Cambridge area. The growth and increasing popularity of the area is putting pressure on house prices making home ownership out of reach of some long-standing local families and limiting development of shared Amenities that are vital for a lively community that is fully sustainable.

Visit the Haddenham CLT website

Kennett Community Land Trust

Community Collaboration is Key

Kennett village wants a well-planned development that will solve a number of issues, including the nuisance of heavy HGV traffic. The KCLT has given every member of the community a voice in the village’s future. Other than a lack of affordable housing, the villagers identified renewable energy and the natural environment as key. The proposal includes a village green and 30% of the site designated as open space.

Visit the Kennett CLT website

Soham Thrift Community Land Trust

Supporting Local People

The Thrift Community Land Trust for Soham was formed as a legal entity in 2014 to support local communities to develop affordable housing and other community assets which will help sustain those communities now and into the future. Our role is to ensure homes will be offered for affordable rent or for part buy/part rent and will be prioritised for local Soham people who need them.

Visit the Thrift Soham CLT website