About

Nolton & Roch Community Land Trust (CLT) was formed in January 2020. It is a not-for-profit organisation run by skilled volunteers passionate about creating opportunities for community-led housing and amenities to preserve the quality of our community and local environment. It is managed by local people to protect the interests of those with local connections.

It’s likely you may be new to a ‘Community Land Trust’, so please digest some of the basics below to understand more.

What is a CLT?

Community land trusts (CLTs) are set up and run by ordinary people to develop and manage homes as well as other assets important to their community, like community enterprises, food growing or leisure facilities. CLTs act as long-term stewards of housing, ensuring that it remains genuinely affordable, based on what people actually earn in their area, not just for now but for every future occupier.

Our primary purpose

Nolton & Roch CLT will work with land-owners, developers and planning authorities to identify land that is suitable for development to provide attractive, low energy-demand houses that reflect real needs in the neighbourhood and are suitable priced to be affordable by local people. Any housing developed will remain under the control of the CLT and will remain permanently reserved for people who have a strong local connection.

CLT Membership

Any local person who shares our aims is welcome to join the Trust. Please visit our membership page for more information. 

National CLT Network

We are members of the National Community Land Trust Network, a charity supporting Community Land Trusts in England and Wales through the provision of funding, resources, training and advice.

Community Land Trusts have been active in other areas for many years. Read the success stories from towns and villages just like ours that have created affordable homes for local families.

Our Vision | Mission | Values

Vision

Our vision for the community is the improved well-being of residents, through having enough affordable, sustainable and attractive housing and better social, recreational and educational amenities. Then people wanting to live here can do so, be closer to local connections and enjoy good community facilities.

Mission

We aim to serve the community by creating opportunities to develop and manage attractive, affordable homes and community amenities, whilst enhancing and protecting the environment.

Values

Independent

We are volunteers who are rooted in the community and seek to further the interests of the whole community

Community - Focused

We listen to and are accountable to our community for our actions

Democratic

As a Community Benefit Society, all our members have a vote at our AGM and special meetings – one member, one vote

Progressive & Sustainable

We aim to help meet local affordable housing needs and thus improve the community well-being and diversity. We are a not-for-private-profit, community-based organisation

Respectful & Inclusive

Anyone and everyone can contribute to our work irrespective of age, gender, background or ability. Anyone who lives or works in Nolton and Roch or has close family ties within that area and supports our vision, can join our organisation

Professional

We champion high standards and will always strive to deliver the best solutions to housing and community needs. We will endeavour to create an adequate supply of environmentally sustainable dwellings that are affordable to rent, heat and maintain

CLT Board

(pending formal election at a Special General Meeting to be held Summer 2020)

The CLT Board of Nolton & Roch Community Land Trust acts as the governing body to maintain, develop and support the progression of the organisation. The CLT Board formally assigns job roles to three core members; Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer. Other members contribute skills such as legal advice, architectural support and marketing communications.

Any local person who shares our aims is welcome to join the Trust – visit our membership page for more information.

Chairman

David Smith

Vice Chairman

Nick Neuman

Secretary

Tony Pasternak

Board Member

Shirley Bevan

Treasurer & Membership Secretary

Emma Dent

Board Member

Nicky Morton

Board Member

Vacancy

Board Member

Jane Gale

IT & Communications

Vacancy