In brief: Like Oxfordshire CLT, Brighton & Hove CLT is using the CLT mechanism to suggest a coherent alternative for local authority land disposals. Brighton & Hove CLT is a newly-forming alliance of community-led housing groups across the city, working together to provide a single point of engagement with the local authority. The CLT will act as a vehicle for the City Council to pass on landholdings for community-led development. Their scheme makes it easier for the local authority to give land to small housing initiatives that it wants to support but doesn’t have the resources to negotiate with individually. The CLT has the backing of the City’s green party administration and will be seeking out sites for new affordable housing ahead of the May elections.
Why they are part of the programme: Their proposals will offer a bold experiment in the use of a Community Land Trust as a city-wide vehicle to support development by smaller, local housing schemes.