From David Leader, Chair of Broadwindsor Group Parish CLT –
Broadwindsor Group Parish Community Land Trust has exchanged contracts (24th November) and is now the proud owner of the c. 1.5 acre site on Netherhay Lane, Drimpton.
Our project, to build 15 affordable homes for rent to people with a connection to the Group Parish Area, can now proceed and take shape before your eyes. Our development partners Abri (formerly Yarlington Housing Group) have, with the CLT’s agreement, contracted C G Fry to undertake the construction of our development. We anticipate that they will take over on the site from 6th December 2021.
Members of BGP CLT Board will be meeting with Abri and CG Fry in the very near future to agree the programme of works. Near neighbours of the site will be kept fully informed by all parties as soon as details are to hand, as will be the whole of the community.
The CLT will be running a programme of ‘happenings’ in Drimpton for all to participate in celebrating the progress of this project. It will be co-ordinated by Andrew Pastor. Details of what will be taking place will be circulated very soon.
Our thanks to the Hedditch Trust for the land transaction, to the CLT’s advisors at Middlemarch (formerly Wessex CLT Projects), to our legal team, and Housing Officers at Dorset Council. And finally to members of the CLT Board for their hard work and perseverence over many, many months to achieve this fantastic outcome.
We hope you are excited by this great step forward as we are!
– David Leader
Chair, Broadwindsor Group Parish CLT
The principal aim of the Broadwindsor Group Parish CLT is to provide a small development of affordable housing for rent to people with a direct connection to the villages within this Parish:
Anyone interested in being part of the current and future CLT community projects are invited to contact Sheila Hawkins (email@example.com) for a CLT membership. Learn more at their website HERE.