Our Projects

  • East Cambs Community Land Trust

    East Cambs Community Land Trust

    In construction

    East Cambs Community Land Trust was established in November 2017 as an umbrella CLT for the whole of East Cambridgeshire. It will work with communities who are interested in community-led housing but do not have the appetite to establish their own CLT. This way communities can influence and have a say over their development and provide much needed affordable housing for local people without the hard work! East Cambs CLT's first project will be in Ely, where they are taking ownership of two affordable flats at King's Row, Barton Road. You can find out more about the project here and if you would like to submit an Expression of Interest please contact Rachel Watts at 

  • SAVE Community Land Trust

    SAVE Community Land Trust

    Early stages

    SAVE Community Land Trust is the latest CLT to be incorporated in East Cambridgeshire! Working in conjunction with VIVA  Arts & Community Group, the CLT has been set up in response to the demand for established arts, culture and educational facilities in the village of Soham. As the current theatre centre is being sold, the vision of the CLT is to provide a community-owned theatre space and permanent hub for cultural activities in the village, to be enjoyed by both the local community and surrounding district. We look forward to supporting SAVE on its exciting journey!‚Äč

  • Thrift Community Land Trust for Soham

    Thrift Community Land Trust for Soham

    In construction

    Thrift CLT for Soham and CLT East's sister company Palace Green Homes have joined forces to create a much-needed community-led housing scheme of 13 new homes at The Shade in Soham. Of the total 13 homes, 6 flats and 2 houses will belong to the CLT. Building began in September 2017, and the homes are expected to be ready to move into during the summer of 2018. For more updates on the project please click here.

    The CLT are also involved in a long term project at the Eastern Gateway, and received a £10,000 grant from the Urban CLT Fund for this work.

  • Stretham & Wilburton Community Land Trust

    Stretham & Wilburton Community Land Trust


    2017 was a very exciting year for Stretham & Wilburton CLT, with the first tenants moving into CLT-owned, genuinely affordable houses on the Manor Farm scheme. Since its formation in 2011, the CLT has been working incredibly hard to address the lack of affordable homes in the local area, which was forcing local people to move away from their families and communities. The 75 home Manor Farm development includes 23 homes at genuinely affordable levels for local people, a new GP surgery for the village, a woodland walkway with edible planting for the community to enjoy, flexible work units for small local businesses and is all designed around extensive open, green space and a new village green. We are so pleased their hard work has paid off, and the CLT is now looking forward to a second project in Wilburton!

    Download full case study (PDF)

  • Swaffham Prior Community Land Trust

    Swaffham Prior Community Land Trust


    Three local landowners with a site in this small Cambridgeshire village were keen to ensure that local people received long-term benefit from any development that took place on their land. Swaffham Prior CLT has delivered 8 affordable homes for the village, all of which are now let, as part of a larger housing scheme of 20 houses. The set-up costs were met by a grant from East Cambridgeshire District Council and the houses are now managed by housing association Hundred Houses Society. However, the CLT still retains responsibility for selecting new tenants using their Housing Allocations Policy.

    Download full case study (PDF)

  • Haddenham Community Land Trust

    Haddenham Community Land Trust

    Early stages

    Afting holding its final public consultation , Haddenham CLT have recently submitted a planning application for the West End development that they are proposing in partnership with Palace Green Homes. The scheme, which has been designed by local architects Saunders Boston, includes 54 new homes – 19 of which will be transferred to the CLT upon completion – as well as new areas of open space. Community involvement is a crucial component of scheme development and the CLT is delighted with the positive comments they have received.

    Check out Haddenham CLT’s website for more information!

  • Kennett Community Land Trust

    Kennett Community Land Trust

    Early stages

    Kennett CLT have elected a Board of Trustees and already have over 130 members recruited to the CLT, which was legally registered in November 2016. They held their inaugural members meeting in late September and also recently took part in a Community Planning Weekend to help create the vision for a new Kennett Garden Village. Read our write up of the planning weekend here.

  • Swaffham Bulbeck Community Land Trust

    Swaffham Bulbeck Community Land Trust

    Early stages

    A series of public meetings last year determined the community's strong desire for a CLT and a greater voice in how Swaffham Bulbeck will grow and develop. After recently becoming legally incorporated and finalising its board, Swaffham Bulbeck CLT are busy looking into potential sites in the village which would be suitable for the development of affordable homes. 

  • Witchford Community Land Trust

    Witchford Community Land Trust

    Early stages

    A public meeting held in October 2014 identified a need for affordable housing in Witchford and as such Witchford CLT was created. They are currently going through the Call for Land process to identify suitable sites for the development of affordable homes in the village.

  • Fordham Community Land Trust

    Fordham Community Land Trust

    Early stages

    Fordham residents have felt it increasingly important to ensure their village retains its rural feel. As such, a group of trustees came together last year to form a Community Land Trust in order to engage with potential developments and ensure that the community has a voice in how their village will develop. Fordham CLT held a very well attended public meeting in January 2017 and are currently pursuing various possibilities within the village with the aid of CLT East’s sister company Palace Green Homes

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