The updated Neighbourhood Plan supports the setting up of a Community Land Trust to develop truly affordable housing in Arundel. The CLT will also have powers to develop other community facilities. A Steering Group has been set up and we are registering as a Community Benefit Society, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
The first project for Arundel CLT is to work with The Norfolk Estate and a Registered Provider of Housing on the development of a mix of residential homes, a community facility and links to public rights of way/green infrastructure network.
Under the NP policy AR2 there will be 90 new homes on Ford Road, on the upper part of the field between the built up area and Priory Lane behind Dalloway Road.
27 of these new homes will be for truly affordable for eligible Arundel residents and/or workers.
Arundel has grown by sensible numbers every decade since the 1940’s until 2000. The CLT will work with the Norfolk Estate to make sure the next stage of our growth provides the quality our community values and deserves.
Past growth in Arundel:
1950s Torton Hill and Canada Road
1960s Dalloway Road and Stewards Rise
1970s Hazel Grove and Dukes Close
1980s Oak End and Fitzalan Mews
1990s Penfold’s Place and Wheelwrights Close
Community Land Trusts (CLTs) enable ordinary people to develop and manage homes as well as other assets important to that community, like community enterprises, food growing or workspaces.
The CLT’s main task is to make sure these homes are genuinely affordable, based on what people actually earn in their area, not just for now but for every future occupier.
CLTs - Key defining features:
Community owned and controlled
Open and democratic structure
Permanently affordable homes or other assets
Not for profit
Long term stewardship
The CLT Steering Group/formation directors are:
Darrell Gale - Chair
Hilary Knight - Secretary
James Stewart - Treasurer
Wendy Eve - Mayor of Arundel
From July 2019 Arundel CLT will be looking to the community to recruit more directors and also "Members" (like shareholders) to pay £1 to join the Arundel CLT and have a say in how it is run at General Meetings etc.
Later in 2019 Arundel CLT will carry out a Housing Needs Survey within Arundel to determine what the housing needs are in terms of mix of housing types and rent levels etc.
If you would like to get involved or just finds out more, please email Arundelclt@gmail.com