Bristol Community Land Trust (Assets)

Bristol Community Land Trust (Bristol CLT) was launched in 2011 with the aim of identifying and redeveloping land to serve community interests. The Trust has recently concluded its first project and is currently working on the second one. The first project consisted of the redevelopment of a former school building into six housing units and an additional six new-build units on Fishponds Road. The freehold for the site was transferred for £1. Houses were self-finished, with the new residents actively taking part in the fitting out of the interiors to gain ‘sweat equity’. Building on the lessons of Fishponds, Bristol CLT is currently working on a new development, in Shaldon Road. This will comprise a community space and more than 40 shared ownership housing units, with an allocations policy developed in partnership with members of a ‘prospective residents’ group.

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