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The Community Land Trust Network has published its latest State of the CLT Sector report.
Launched by the Secretary of State Michael Gove MP in Parliament, the report finds that industry partnerships could help communities to build at least 278,000 homes through replicable project types.
It is estimated that 80% of these homes would be additional and only made possible due to the involvement of a CLT.
The market opportunities to scale proven models are:
- 30,000 homes on rural exception sites delivered in partnership with housing associations
- 20,000 homes using portions of large sites, whether urban regeneration or greenfield garden villages
- 117,000 homes on larger community led exception sites in partnership with developers
- 33,000 homes in infill sites in low-density council estates
- 78,000 homes by 150 larger urban CLTs delivering 500 homes each in cities and towns across the country
Tom Chance, CEO of the Community Land Trust Network, says: “Our report showcases the significant growth of CLTs over the past decade. Their impact goes beyond the increased access to affordable homes, it also means reduced greenhouse gas emissions, greater social cohesion and better health. When communities have agency, everyone wins.
“With the right policy and industry support there are clear opportunities to significantly scale up to develop 278,000 community led homes.
“We are piloting a new growth programme and we want to work with housing associations, developers, local authorities and other landowners to advance the pattern book for delivery approaches.”
Read more from the Community Land Trust Network here