Cheshire learns from Shropshire

Home » Latest News » Cheshire learns from Shropshire

A group of emerging Community Land Trusts (CLT) from Cheshire recently travelled to Shropshire to visit the Bishop's Castle CLT.

Representatives from four neighbourhoods currently assessing the validity of a local CLT in their own communities heard "direct from the horses mouth" about the process and work involved in setting up a community-led housing scheme.

Tony Clare from the Cheshire Community Land Trust Project said: "The visit provided invaluable advice and information for our emerging CLTs in Cheshire. It was great to hear from those directly involved in developing such pioneering schemes".

Fiona Dudley from Malpas said: "What an inspirational day! We learnt so much in such a short amount of time. I had assumed that CLTs were just about affordable housing, well they are but not just that — the possibilities are mind blowing, community pubs, shops, parks, woodlands and orchards to name just a few.

"We are really excited as there may be a piece of land in Malpas which could be gifted to the community and we feel that by creating a Community Land Trust, we could work together and realise our dreams of a new Health Care Centre for our village. The existing one is bursting at the seams. We appreciate this idea will take a lot of hard work and money to make happen but the 'vehicle' of a Community Land Trust is the ideal starting point."

Carol Weaver, Chair of the Tattenhall Neighbourhood Planning Group commented: "As part of the Neighbourhood Planning process we are looking at a variety of ways of providing housing in Tattenhall in the future and this was a very interesting and informative visit."

Each of the groups will now continue to develop their ideas with ongoing support from the Cheshire Community Action CLT Project.

For more information about CLTs visit:
or contact Tony Clare at:

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Audlem Charity Shop is open again
Sun 28 Jun 6:10am  |  hits: 2,791

Apologies to anyone who came to the stall that we intended to run yesterday morning (Saturday) outside the charity shop. Our volunteers arrived to set up at 9am with high hopes but were very soon aware that the elements were not going to be in our favour.It was decided that soggy stock and bedraggled volunteers was not a good idea and sadly had to abandon the plan!We hope to run the stall next...

Allan & Jo Brown at Lord Combermere
Sat 27 Jun 6:10am  |  hits: 1,467

This has got to be the best news story we have published in a long time.We anticipate a line of thirsty Audlemites (all socially distanced of course) when Allan and Jo open the doors again on July 4th.Allan and Jo say:-It will have been a long 15 weeks since we were forced to close due to the Covid-19 outbreak until we are allowed to open again on July 4th, albeit in a limited...

Village centre
Sun 28 Jun 6:09am  |  hits: 902

As the village shops make their individual announcements about coming out of lockdown, we thought it would be useful to have a page in the COVID-19 section to provide a handy reference to these articles.We will try to keep this up to date as more information comes in.Click here to see this new...