Community Land Trust - Stafford Close

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 .

You can watch a time-lapse video of the construction of Stafford Close











Finance - 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.

Community grants - the CCLT distributes a portion of its annual income in the form of community grants. If you are seeking funding for an activity or project that will benefit the local community you can apply to us contact details below.

New projects - The initial priority for The Christow CLT was land for housing at Stafford Close (rental and shared ownership) using a 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. 

Governance - The CCLT is managed by its directors, who together make up the CCLT Board (up to eight members). 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.