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Community Land Trust
The Christow Community Land Trust’s initial aim was
to provide affordable housing for people with a strong local connection to our
village. This was achieved in 2017 with the completion of 14 passivhaus dwellings
in Stafford Close. These houses are mostly for rental
as social housing and are managed by Teign Housing https://www.teignhousing.co.uk/.
You can watch a time-lapse video of the
construction of Stafford Close here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4m8lib_IRA
The CLT obtains an income from ground rents on Stafford Close, sufficient to
cover the Trust’s running costs and provide a small income for other projects.
The initial priority for The Christow CLT was land for housing at
Stafford Close (rental and shared ownership) using the current housing needs
survey to establish number and mix. However, the scope of the Trust
provides a vehicle for the Christow CLT to own, develop and protect other
property and land and other schemes of benefit to the village. Following the
successful completion of Stafford Close, this is now our focus. You can find
out about our current projects by contacting one of the Directors (details are
at the bottom of this page), or looking out for updates every three months or
so in the local Unity newsletter. We would also welcome new ideas for projects.
Becoming a member of the CCLT
A Community Land Trust is owned,
run and for the benefit of a geographical community (in this case Christow), so
it needs local members to join and help achieve great things. Each member has
one, equal vote at general meetings, and can put themselves forward as a board
member. If you are interested in finding out more, or you want to become a
member (it costs just £1 for life), contact a member of the Board.
The CCLT is managed by its eight
directors, who together make up the CCLT Board. Directors normally serve for a
three-year term following election by CCLT members at an annual general meeting
of the Trust, which takes place in May or June each year. The next AGM will
take place in the Teign Valley Community Hall on 29th May 2018.
The names, email addresses (and phone numbers) of
the CCLT Directors and Board members are:
Graham Thompson (Secretary)
Corony Edwards (Publicity)