The team

Debbie Wildridge MBA

Debbie is Head of CLT. She has spent 5 years providing specialist support and providing in-depth technical advice to communities, local authorities and housing associations. She is a regular presenter on CLTs at regional and national events.

Her work has included setting up 14 CLTs in the East of England, guiding parishes and communities in the CLT pre-set up stage, advising on legal structures and set-up procedures, assisting in calls for land, researching sites, community engagement, land negotiations, pre-planning, planning applications and s106 negotiations, developer/housing association selection, contract negotiation and allocations policies.

Debbie is a Governor at West Suffolk College in Bury St. Edmunds and is Vice Chair on the finance committee and a member of the appointments and governance committee.


Emily Mulvaney BA Hons

Emily is a Technical Adviser at CLT East and also for the National CLT Network. She completed a degree in Law and Economics in 2014, where she had a particular interest in Land Law, and is currently studying for her CIH Level 4 Diploma in Housing. Emily’s work includes advising on legal formats and documentation, community engagement, planning policy and process, supporting Local Authorities in developing community-led housing strategies, and finding funding opportunities for emerging and existing housing groups. Emily specialises in the CLT model but also offers technical support for other models of community-led development, such as Co-housing and self-build.

In her spare time, Emily volunteers at Jimmy’s Night Shelter in Cambridge, which offers emergency accommodation and support to people who would otherwise be forced to sleep rough. Emily also spent a year volunteering as a Student Adviser on the Housing Team in her University’s pro-bono law clinic, giving advice on housing matters to the local community.

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