Stunning landscapes and pretty villages, protected by National Park status, the rural South Downs is a wonderful area to live -
if you can afford it!
What if you were born here and want to stay, get a job and start a family?
. . . you're a teacher, nurse, farm-worker, or someone else we desperately need to keep this lovely part of England going?
. . . you're older and ready to downsize, but "incomers" have expanded all the local houses and you can't find a small one?
. . . as in many of the more attractive parts of the country, you're likely to find yourself priced out of the market, because so many wealthy people want to live here.
That's where we come in . . .
Our three communities in the rural South Downs have come together and created a Community Land Trust . . .
. . . in order to provide low-cost housing (and other community facilities) that can be reserved for people with a local connection or an essential occupation - the detailed allocation policy will be approved by the full membership.
We received our FCA incorporation on 5th April 2019 as
community benefit society (number 8087),
and that's what we aim to be!
But that's just our legal form -
our mission is to be a community land trust . . .