Greenwich Citizens call for Community Land Trusts
Greenwich Citizens commits to signing up supporters calling for Community Land Trust (CLT) homes to be a key aspect of plans, after calling for 50% affordable housing on TfL land in February. The latest announced TfL site near Kidbrooke station will see 400 new homes built.
CLTs are an innovative form of permanently affordable housing, linking house prices with average local incomes. The group is inviting Greenwich borough residents to join London Community Land Trust - a community-led affordable housing provider - for £1, to demonstrate local support for the scheme.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, recognised the role that CLTs can play at the London Citizens Mayoral Assembly in April 2016. He declared he was "ambitious" for more CLTs, however, no commitments have been made to include CLTs at the first new major housing development announced by the Mayor of London, at Henley Cross, Kidbrooke.
Paul Sternberg, Chairperson of Greenwich Citizens, said, "We welcome the Mayor of London's commitment to build 50% affordable homes on the Henley Cross site in Kidbrooke. By including CLTs in the Mayor's plans, some of these homes would be permanently affordable for local families, and give the community a stake in local housing. We hope Sadiq Khan, Deputy Mayor James Murray and TfL will work with us to extend CLT homes to families across London."
Residents can become a member of London CLT by clicking the following link: http://www.londonclt.org/get-involved/become-a-member/