North Ormesby CLT was established as a result of a financial grant from the Big Local in North Ormesby. £150,000 was allocated to establish the Trust and to purchase 6 derelict properties from a local housing association. A further £48,000 has been allocated to try to purchase more properties.An independent board was estabilshed to manage and oversee the policies of the CLT.
At the same time the Council and Thirteen housing were trying to address the problems of poor quality housing in the area.. Working together we established common aims, goals, policies and standards which we would all work to to improve the housing stock for local people.
Our 6 houses are now undergoing major renovation with financial support through Thirteen. We have contracted with three other local CLT to undertake these renovations, thereby keeping the work and the the funding and training in the local voluntary sector.
Once ready our houses will include new electrics, damp-proofing, Central Heating, Fully fitted kitchens, Carpets throughout and free connection to our local broadband service.
History of CLT's
Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are a form of community-led housing, where local organisations set up and run by ordinary people to develop and manage homes as well as other assets important to that community, like community enterprises, food growing or workspaces. The CLT’s main task is to make sure these homes are genuinely affordable, based on what people actually earn in their area, not just for now but for every future occupier.
There are now over 225 Community Land Trusts in England and Wales, and the sector has grown six-fold in the last six years. The largest Community Land Trusts have over 1000 members each. Community Land Trusts have developed over 700 permanently affordable homes to date and will have developed a further 3000 homes by 2020.
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CLTs are one form of community-led housing, and the National CLT Network is part of a broad alliance of organisations promoting this approach. Schemes that are genuinely community-led all share common principles:
1. The community is integrally involved throughout the process in key decisions like what is provided, where, and for who. They don’t necessarily have to initiate the conversation, or build homes themselves.
2. There is a presumption that the community group will take a long term formal role in the ownership, stewardship or management of the homes.
3. The benefits of the scheme to the local area and/or specified community group are clearly defined and legally protected in perpetuity.