Entries by Alison Brown

Brick by brick: The building of Great Staughton Community Land Trust

Are community-led housing schemes really achievable? That question has been asked by many who may not be familiar with the Community-Led Housing (CLH) movement. Great Staughton Community Land Trust (CLT) are proving that they are, with only a few months to go until their development is complete. Read on to learn more about the CLT […]

Ten things you need to know about building affordable homes in a rural community

Is affordable housing something you think is needed in your rural community and you’re not sure where to start? It can be a daunting process, especially if the world of housing is new to you. Here are 10 things you should know to make the start of your journey that much easier. Affordable housing is […]

Great Staughton

Great Staughton Community Land Trust provides affordable housing to local people.


Haddenham Community Land Trust provides affordable housing to local people, with the first tenants moving into their homes in 2021.


Lavenham CLT was established in April 2015. It has 6 trustees and around 50 members. Their first development was Peek Close in Lavenham, with all homes occupied by October 2019.


Cannock Mill, Colchester is a cohousing development made up of 23 flats and houses as well as communal spaces for all residents, winning ‘Best Community or Group Self Build Project’ at the Build It Awards.


SHCN has formed to create affordable low impact homes for local people in and around Norwich, aspiring to living simply, sustainably, and in strong community.


Marmalade Lane is a cohousing development in Cambridge which has won numerous awards including the Richard Feilden Award 2019 at the Housing Design Awards.