A Planner’s guide to Community Led Housing

Our sister organisation in Yorkshire, Community First Yorkshire, have worked alongside members of the Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) network to build a guide to Community Led Housing (CLH) from a planner’s perspective.

The guide is for planners, local authority housing enabling officers and anyone supporting community led housing groups in England. The guide is available for download upon giving your name and organisation: A Planners Guide to Community Led Housing.

To read the full story on the guide and a link to the guide itself please click here.

If you have an interest in Community Led Planning please don’t forget to book a place on our workshop on Thursday 19th September 2019 at 7pm at Calcot Community Centre (just off Juction 12 on the M4).

We are aware that development and new houses are currently being built throughout Berkshire on a large scale but are they really affordable or accessible to people growing up or working in your village or community?

Community-led housing is housing built on a not-for-profit basis by a community to meet its own needs. There are a number of different approaches to community-led housing, all resulting in homes built for the community but with different processes and levels of involvement.

This short course will enable participants to understand the differences between the various models of community-led housing. It is aimed at Parish & Town Councillors, land owners and anyone from both rural and urban communities interested in exploring the options for providing affordable housing for people with a connection to their community. The options of rural exception sites is now quite well-known but at this session we will examine the details of this as well as delving into other options including community land trusts and housing co-operatives.

Places must be booked, to book your place please complete this form: https://ccberks.wufoo.com/forms/community-led-housing/

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