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Community Trust scheme to build more houses

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Do you want more housing built on ‘exceptional sites’ (agricultural land bordering the village which would not usually be available for development)?  Hemyock plans to join with Clayhidon in forming a Community Land Trust. There is only a short window to apply for funding towards this. (Is this being rushed through?) In essence the Community Land Trust would form a partnership with a Housing Association to build houses that would be available to the local community in perpetuity, with a proportion available to Hemyock residents.

The trust would be allowed to purchase land on an ‘exceptional site’ (agricultural land bordering the village which would not usually be available for development) at a price above agricultural value but considerably below that usually paid for building developments. It has been estimated that 24 houses would be needed and these would be built to the latest eco-friendly standards.

If you feel strongly about this (in either way) do speak to your Parish Council.