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Lewes Community Land Trust

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Lewes Community Land Trust (Lewes CLT) was formed in 2007 as an alternative to private, profit-driven development.

We aim to acquire suitable local sites on behalf of the community and then build and manage developments that people actually want...

  • True mixed use developments with amenity spaces for everyone. 
  • Low cost work spaces for local businesses. 
  • The kind of homes that families want to live in – including a high proportion of affordable housing.
  • Genuine commitment to sustainable technologies.
  • A unique opportunity to bring some joined-up thinking to planning in our own town.
  • Owned by the townspeople, managed by the townspeople, for the townspeople.

Our objectives include...

  • Development for the benefit of the public using sustainable means of achieving economic growth and regeneration.
  • The maintenance, improvement and/or provision of public amenities.
  • The provision of housing for those who are in conditions of need and the improvement of housing in the public sector or in charitable ownership.
  • The protection and conservation of the environment.
  • The creation of training and employment opportunities by the provision of workspace, buildings and/or land for use on favourable terms.
  • The preservation of buildings and sites of historic or architectural importance.

Lewes Community Land Trust’s principal aims are to acquire land for affordable housing and to enhance local job opportunities.

 
Government recognises communities as new force in housing
In Wednesday’s Budget the Chancellor recognised the vital contribution that communities are making to address the housing crisis. Thousands of volunteers across the country are setting up Community Land Trusts to build...
Read more about Shared Ownership schemes
At today's CLT Relaunch meeting - 7:30 pm on Wednesday 2nd March at St Johns-sub-Castro Church, Lewes - the CLT team will be talking about its Affordable Housing Scheme for the North Street Quarter development. You can read...
Land Trust on Love Lewes Podcast!
Pru Rowntree, Chair of Lewes Community Land Trust, is one of this month’s guests on the March 2016 Love Lewes podcast. Listen to what Pru has to say by clicking here. The Love Lewes podcast for March 2016 is hosted by Mark...
Public Meeting Wednesday 2nd March 2016
I'd like to remind everyone we’re holding a public meeting for all who are interested in our proposed affordable housing scheme on the North Street Quarter development. The exact shape of the scheme is still to be finalised,...
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 Riverside Walk (artist's impression)

For many years the proposed "Phoenix Quarter" was seen either as a welcome and much needed facelift for a rundown industrial estate or as a threat of inappropriate development right in the heart of our community. Permission has now been granted for Santon and LDC to develop it. Let's grasp that opportunity and make it a success!

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