Land For People
31 Jan 2008
Land for People exists to help communities in Wales, Shropshire and theMarches become more sustainable, with an emphasis on buildingaffordable homes for local people.
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Land for People exists to help communities in Wales, Shropshire and the Marches become more sustainable, with an emphasis on building affordable homes for local people. They do this by providing:
ï Help with housing need surveys.
ï Model rules for a community land trust.
ï Training, support and organising networking events
ï Putting our members in touch with projects in other parts of the UK.
ï Assistance with raising finance for your project.
They believe that for communities to become more sustainable, people living and working in them need to access to land, buildings and finance. They say People also need to be able to make decisions for themselves about how those resources are used and developed for the long-term benefit of their community. This can be done through setting up a community land trust.
A community land trust is a community controlled organisation that owns, develops and manages land and buildings for the benefit of the local community. By separating the value of land from the buildings that stand upon it, the trust captures the value of any public and private investment, as well as planning gain and land appreciation.’
They are a not-for-profit company with charitable objects, governed by people from a wide range of organisations working in mutual home ownership, banking, business, community development, construction and estate management. To help them achieve this level of support they have good links with local government, regeneration partnerships, building societies, housing associations and charitable trusts.
To find out more contact:
Land for People, 31 High Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7YD
T 01938 556819 E email@example.com
Or visit the website www.landforpeople.co.uk
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