Affordable housing seminar

Affordable housing seminar

Pictured (back row left to right): Paul Smith (Cabinet Member Homes and Communities for Bristol City Council); Iwan Thomas (Chief Executive of PLANED); Tom Chance (Director National Community Land Trust Network). Front: Alison Ward (Wessex CLT); Pembrokeshire County Council Cabinet Members Pat Davies, Cris Tomos and Jo Rees-Wigmore.

Housing experts from London and the West Country joined delegates from across Wales on Monday for a seminar hosted jointly by PLANED and Pembrokeshire County Council to celebrate the work of Pembrokeshire Community Land Trust.

Keynote speakers from Wessex CLT, Bristol City Council and National Community Land Trust showcased exemplar models of community led housing delivered by local people.

Community Land Trusts aim to provide genuinely and affordable housing for local people, generating incomes for communities and membership of a CLT is available to anyone in the community.

CLTs, in addition to providing affordable housing for local people, can also be a vehicle for taking on other projects too that are of benefit to the community such as post offices or community shops.

PLANED also showcased their community shares project.

Communities interested in learning more should contact Jo Rees-Wigmore, Pembrokeshire Community Land Trust Officer on 07990 761386.