Housing event will encourage communities to build more affordable homes

District, Town and Parish councillors, housing associations and the general public are invited to register for the 10 June event which takes place at the The West Dean Centre, High Street, Bream, GL15 6JW from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm (refreshments and buffet lunch provided).

The organisers – supported by experts from Homes England, a local Housing Association and an established Gloucestershire-based Community Land Trust - will focus on community-led housing as a means of providing more affordable accommodation in local communities across the District.  Details will be made available about the range of delivery options, including: community land trusts; collective self-build groups; cooperative housing; co-housing schemes; mutual home ownership societies; and almshouses.

Importantly, the event will also explore how schemes can be initiated (including from the grassroots level), the sources of funding available, and the help that the Council can provide to assist community-led housing schemes.  There will also be examples of successful schemes from across the country.

Commenting on this initiative, Cllr Di Martin said “I welcome and support this exciting event which will explore Community Led Housing Initiatives. It is imperative that we find new ways to deliver housing for local people and this may be one of the answers to enable this to happen.”

NOTE: Admission to the 10 June event is by invitation only.  To apply for an invite please contact lois.taylor@publicagroup.uk or 01285 623397


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