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Lavenham Community Land Trust

Lavenham Community Land Trust (LCLT) has been formed as a Community Benefit Society for the benefit of residents in the beautiful mediaeval village of Lavenham, Suffolk.

Lavenham Community Land Trust (LCLT) was formed in 2014 through a partnership with Lavenham Parish Council and Babergh District Council and with assistance from; Hastoe Housing, Foundation East and Community Action Suffolk.

We aim to support our community to develop affordable housing and other community assets which will help sustain our community now and into the future. LCLT will effectively act as a steward for any assets developed which means that any income from schemes will be reinvested directly back into the community ensuring that the homes and facilities are provided for the long term.

Homes are for part buy/part rent or for rent and will be prioritised for local people and people with local connections.

The LCLT aims are:

  • Provide & manage well designed, high quality and energy efficient affordable homes.
  • Provide other community assets to help employment and skills and to help our community remain sustainable.

The Peek Close site, which was formerly a County Council gritting depot, was acquired from Suffolk County Council by the Lavenham Community Land Trust, for the development of local needs housing.

Planning permission was granted in January 2017, to build 18 dwellings. These will comprise a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom properties. Most will be for rent, with some where shared ownership will be available and there will be two starter homes. As part of the planning application a Design & Access Statement was prepared.

‘Work on site commenced in March 2017, with the demolition of the existing buildings’

You can follow the progress on the Lavenham Community Land Trust Website which includes picture gallery which show the site progressing towards completion and occupation late summer 2019.

Follow progress on the Lavenham Community Land Trust WebsiteOpens a external web page