Malvern Hills Community Land Trust (MHCLT) is part of a growing movement that gives ordinary people the means to steward land for local wellbeing, developing and managing homes and other assets important to their local community.
MHCLT – originally known as Malvern Hills Community Led Housing – originated in 2018 and was renamed as a Community Land Trust before registering in February 2021 as a Community Benefit Society (Registration Number 8560).
We are a voluntary, not for profit, organisation set up by local people to operate in the interests of the wider community and to seek solutions that truly meet the needs and aspirations of local people.
There is a need in Malvern for housing that is built to last, is sustainable and carbon neutral, is affordable in perpetuity, and offers part-ownership and
rental tenures while remaining a long term resource to meet the housing needs of future generations in our local community.
Appropriately designed housing can also contribute significantly to combat social isolation, enabling residents to feel part of, and actively contribute to, the community.
We now have the opportunity to put our aims into practice, having secured a memorandum of understanding with Worcestershire County Council, the owners of land at Albert Road North in Malvern, that they are supportive of a
community led housing project on the site. We will be working with them to establish the terms within which the land can be released for development.
We will also be working with Malvern Hills District Council, the local Housing and Planning authority on the specific housing needs which this site might fulfil and the design details of the nature and number of homes which may be considered.
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