From Vision to Reality: financing your community-led housing project – Cornwall CLT’s third community-led housing seminar available to watch and to download


Between the main event and its evening re-run, over 100 people attended our Seminar on Funding and Finance last month.  A huge thank you to everyone who participated – both speakers and audience – and for the informative discussions which were stimulated. Here are the details of the full programme: DOWNLOAD HERE If you were…

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Welcome extension of CLH Enabling Hub Project


CCLT has been hosting the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly CLH (Community-Led Homes) Enabling Hub with just one year’s funding since 1st April 2020.  Hub funding has enabled CCLT to extend the support it can offer to CLH projects – not only to Community Land Trusts, but how it can do more to support cohousing,…

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Meeting the challenge


Meeting the challenge – doing Community-led Homes (CLH) when communities cannot commune… Though it’s not easy to do community-led homes projects when communities cannot meet, most projects have been able to make steady progress, even if at a pace a little slower than hoped. Thanks to our wonderful frontline key workers we’ve used the postal…

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Merry Christmas/Nadelek Lowen from all at CCLT


As a challenging year comes to a close we’d like to thank all of our partners, supporters and friends this Christmas and wish you the happiest and safest of Christmases and the very best for 2021. The end of this year is a particularly busy time for us. We currently have 3 public consultations ongoing…

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Community-led housing shows high value for money – CHF lobby reaches final stages


To assist in lobbying the government for the extension of the Community Housing Fund, the National Community Land Trust Network commissioned research assessing the value for money of community-led housing in England, funded by Power to Change and the Nationwide Foundation and conducted independently by Capital Economics. The research was launched online on 15th September 2020 to an…

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Affordable Homes? Communities can do it for themselves!


We were delighted with the response to our Community-led Housing Seminar “Affordable Homes?  held on 21st October – a wide variety of people interested in community-led housing joined us from all over Cornwall and some excellent national speakers who shared both their expertise and experiences. If you missed it or just want to listen to…

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Affordable homes for locals


Affordable homes for locals, Communities can do it for themselves, Ruan Minor shows the way. Cornwall’s premier community-led charitable housing trust – Cornwall Community Land Trust – praised the community of Ruan Minor this week as they lead Cornwall’s communities into a new era of projects which provide genuine affordable homes for locals forever. Six affordable homes…

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Pandemic pandemonium in housing ?


Have the economic consequences of the Covid pandemic helpfully (or unhelpfully) reset the dial for those with the greatest unmet housing needs? Many expected the anticipated economic downturn could result in a housing market slump which could potentially generate a perverse improved opportunity to meet unmet housing need. However, as autumn approaches there appear to…

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Community-led Housing Seminar


Save the Date: Wednesday 21st October 2020. Community-led Housing Seminar. Following the success of our seminar on Community-led Homes held in Lanivet in February, at which we heard from no less than 15 different speakers, we are holding a follow-up event in the autumn.  Due to continuing restrictions on holding large public meetings, this will…

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Updated Construction Standards


The first Annual Review of Cornwall CLT’s Construction Standards has been completed.  New Board Member and local Architect Nigel Stock tells us more. It’s hard to believe that twelve months have passed since Cornwall CLT published the first version of its Charter of Construction Standards. While much has happened in that time, the pressing issues…

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