Our Projects

  • Stretham and Wilburton Community Land Trust

    Stretham and Wilburton Community Land Trust

    In construction

    Like many villages, Stretham near Ely is facing tough challenges over access to the affordable homes, shared amenities and local jobs that are vital to a vibrant and sustainable community. So, in 2011, the residents set up a Community Land Trust, assisted by CLT East, to take matters into their own hands. Stretham and Wilburton are currently in the build phase of developing 75 new homes, 23 of which will be affordable. The development also includes a GP surgery, business units and has been designed around a large village green. The first CLT occupants will move in by the end of 2016 and the CLT is already looking to the future and planning their next development.

  • 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.

  • Thrift Community Land Trust for Soham

    Thrift Community Land Trust for Soham

    Early stages

    Thrift CLT for Soham, together with CLT East's sister company Palace Green Homes, submitted a planning application in October 2016 for a 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. They 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.

  • Haddenham Community Land Trust

    Haddenham Community Land Trust

    Early stages

    Haddenham CLT has been formed due to growth and increasing popularity of the area putting upward pressure on house prices. This has put home ownership out of the reach of many local families; Haddenham CLT wishes to address this by developing affordable housing for local people and by giving local people a bigger say over the development of the village. Haddenham CLT is currently working with CLT East's sister company Palace Green Homes on a scheme of 54 new homes and open space, of which 16 will be transferred to the CLT to retain as affordable properties in perpetuity. The scheme is being designed by local architects Saunders Boston and the community will be widely engaged in the design process. Read the review of December's community consultation evening here.

  • 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 regsitered 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

    Swaffham Bulbeck CLT are currently looking at potential sites in the village which would be suitable for the development of affordable homes. A series of public meetings has established an strong desire from the community for a CLT and at the next meeting it is hoped to find trustees and members to start the process of setting up. The CLT is keen to give villagers a greater say in how Swaffham Bulbeck will grow and develop.

  • 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 CLT is currently taking its first steps to formally becoming a CLT, with a board of trustees appointed and registration as a Community Benefit Society underway. The Board are keen to develop affordable housing in the village and the trustees have already launched a call for land. CLT East's sister company Palace Green Homes are handling the land search for the CLT.

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