East Bergholt Community Land Trust is a
CLT and and
not for profit organisation, which was established in
2017. It was created in response to East Bergholt’s Neighbourhood Plan and its flagship Project EB2 which
specifically identified the opportunity to establish a Community Land Trust to deliver homes for local people and
help meet the identified local need for homes that local people would be able to afford. In April 2017 the Parish
Council set up a working group made up of local people to bring forward this initiative and this has successfully
evolved into today’s CLT.
Our Mission is to “Deliver the housing needs of East Bergholt in accordance with
the Neighbourhood Plan and maintain the Community assets for the long term benefit of the Village.”
We plan to deliver the types of developments that the community want - sites of well-designed dwellings
with up to 15 homes including low cost housing that people can afford; tenure types including renting,
shared ownership and homes for sale on small sites in the village, in harmony with the environment
and in support of the housing policies in the
East Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan.
Our Vision is to create a professionally run, financially sound and locally controlled
organisation for East Bergholt. We plan to provide homes for the benefit of local people who wish to
rent or buy at any stage of their life in a way that is accountable to the local community and that
can offer a genuine alternative to commercial house builders. We also plan to ensure
that the homes are maintained and managed for the benefit of village going forward.
The Board of Trustees comprises local people. It has the full support of the
Parish Council in implementing its neighbourhood plan project.
working with partners such as the Community Land Trust East and
Babergh District Council.
Working with some landowners, we have already identified a few potential sites that could provide over half the number
of homes foreseen in the Neighbourhood Plan. We will be looking for other sites in the future.
We want to work with the community to make this project a success. We will be looking for members, partners
and investors for this exciting project that we hope will become an established and important part of the East Bergholt community,
and make a positive contribution to the community over many years to come.
East Bergholt Community Land Trust will seek people's views and keep members and the community regularly informed about
its activities and progress.
To this end we will be holding a public exhibition and open day in due course. Keep an eye on this website for further information.
We look forward to welcoming as many members of our village as possible to explain our ambitions in further detail.
If you are interested, keep following this web site to follow our progress and catch up on the latest news about East Bergholt Community Land Trust.
Chris McEwen (Chair East Bergholt Community Land Trust)