Our manifesto

In July 2015 we published our post-election manifesto for CLTs. We have set out five key measures needed for the CLT sector to achieve scale and make a meaningful contribution to housing supply.

They are:

  1. Feasibility and technical support funding to build on the success of our start up and urban CLT funds.
  2. Capital funding through a revolving loan fund for CLTs to help them negotiate better terms from social investors.
  3. A mortgage guarantee scheme to increase the range of products on offer to people buying CLT homes.
  4. Exemption from the Right to Buy for CLTs that have become Registered Providers or that have partnered with them.
  5. Extend the Right to Build to CLTs by amending their definition of 'group custom build'.

You can download the manifesto by following the link at the bottom of the page.

Since publishing this post-election manifesto we have made significant progress in lobbying on the exemption from Right to Buy, and ensuring that a £60 million government fund for rural and coastal communities is available to CLTs. See our current issues page for more up-to-date information.

Our 2015 General Election manifesto

On 28th February 2015 we launched our pre-election manifesto: 'Our Homes, Our Communities: a manifesto for Community Land Trusts'.

The manifesto called on Parliament to make CLTs a key part of the solution to the housing crisis.

This manifesto has a broader sweep of proposals than the post-election manifesto, and covers proposals for investment and legislation, as well as a range of enabling measures to unlock the demand for CLTs up and down the country.

The manifesto campaign in the headlines

The campaign hit the headlines. Here is just a sample of some of the media coverage achieved both nationally and locally before and since the General Election. 

Inside Housing 18th September - click here

The Cooperative News 30th June - click here

RTTV news channel - click here.

The Independent on Sunday and the 'i' - Click here to read

The Mirror - Click here to read

Somerset County Gazette - Click here to read

Ivybridge & South Brent Gazette - Click here to read

East Anglian Daily Times - Click here to read

There is also an excellent blog by John Bibby at Shelter 'In Praise of CLTs'.


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