Horsted Keynes Community Trust needs you! We are committed to providing genuinely affordable housing for those with a close connection to the parish, but we can’t do it alone. We recognise the importance of ensuring Horsted Keynes continues to be a thriving village with accessible and good quality services available to the community and the recent housing needs survey confirmed that there is real need for small, affordable properties for local people. However, WE NEED LAND to fulfil this need. The new changes to planning regulations could mean less affordable housing unless we act NOW. For a scheme like this to work, we need support from the community so, if you have a small parcel of land or have some ideas of where a small development of affordable homes could be created, please do let us know.
If you would like to know more about Community Land Trusts, including information about some existing schemes you may find the following link useful - https://d1ssu070pg2v9i.cloudfront.net/pex/carnegie_uk_trust/2016/02/pub1455011664.pdf. Although a few years old, it does provide a clear insight into the amazing work that has been going on around the country to provide affordable housing. Let's make sure we don't get left behind.