Welcome to Lothing Land Trust
We aim to create new communities within excisting ones, allowing the families within an area to stay within the area, at reasonable rent tariffs.
Release of website for our Community to follow.
We will have news and comments updated regally on our news page.
Also fill out our application form.
I first became involved with the idea of a CLT whilst I was a sitting borough councillor. The concept appealed to me because I readily recognised it as a way of providing local needs led housing, at council house rent rates, in the villages. This means that young people growing up in their villages do not have to move away from their family and community…
True social Housing
Social housing to the core, developing house in the local villages around Great Yarmouth, so that families can keep within the area they grew up in and can afford to live in.
Built to be as energy efficient as possible, every home has LED lighting, and Underfloor heating.
what does this mean?
Your home will be light at night, warm in the winter – at a fraction of the cost
All Materials Used in the construction of our home are from high quality resources, and professional erected by trusted and experienced Builders, within the local Area.
During the Scoping day an exercise was undertaken to identify the main drivers amongst those present for delivery of an affordable housing scheme through a CLT. Participants were given the opportunity to identify any drivers or motivating factors in developing a CLT for the delivery of affordable housing. The following document shows the findings:
We need this type of housing in the villages
We don’t want to lose our next generation
More affordable homes needed in the village for young people, better eco build – lower running costs, sustainable
To provide young people with a way to stay
Retirement homes for older people looking to downsize (warden controlled?)
Provide a community hub of services e.g. dentist, medical services, library, retail, parking
Make housing expandable for growing families
Long term control and management of local housing need [is an advantage offered by a CLT]
Feeling of local ownership
Control over local allocation of affordable housing
A representative group to control provision and management of homes
A CLT can influence design/mix of housing provided
Generate an income for CLT
There may be other needs that can be met by a CLT in Lothingland
A need to show growth to ensure services continue
We would like to be innovative e.g. eco-design
Design in sympathy with local vernacular
Exploring Land opportunities in the villages
The strongest driver for developing a CLT is to meet local housing need with the opportunity to control and plan through a CLT is seen as a distinct advantage in developing and meeting local housing needs. Allocation of the affordable housing to local people is a key driver of the trust.
Adrian Myers Chair