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Community Land Trusts – or CLTs – give ordinary people the means to steward land for local wellbeing, developing and manage homes and other assets important to their local community.

... about COMMUNITY

CLTs are organised around a place, and anyone who lives or works there can join and participate, democratically

 

... ABOUT LAND

CLTs take ownership of land, removing it from the market place and stewarding it on behalf of the local community

... ABOUT TRUST

CLTs prioritise the wellbeing of the local community, safeguarding purposes like permanently affordable housing or the preservation of natural habitats

 

More than housing. In England and Wales, many CLTs are concerned with affordable homes. But the CLT model can also be used to safeguard assets valuable to the community like community enterprises, food growing or workspaces. Or to steward large areas of common or public land.

Growing and here to stay. The number of CLTs has been growing exponentially for a decade. They act as long-term stewards of community assets, ensuring that they remain genuinely affordable for local people, not just for now but for every future occupier.

What is a CLT?

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What is a CLT and why CLTs?

CLT EXPLAINER

History of CLTs

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A worldwide movement with a long history

DISCOVER THE HISTORY

CLT Success stories

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Meet CLTs across England and Wales

Read CLT Success Stories

Start a CLT

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What you need to know

How to start a CLT