Community led housing policies for land disposal, governance, finance and management.

We support community involvement in identifying and meeting local housing needs, including community led housing.

We have developed policies to enable community led housing groups to develop affordable homes on Council owned sites and to ensure that community led housing organisations and homes are properly managed. These include our community led housing policies for land disposal, and standards for governance, finance and management.

Land disposal

We've adopted the  pdf community led housing land disposal policy (339 KB)  to lease selected sites to community led housing groups on a long term basis, to develop affordable housing for local people.

We added  pdf additional guidance (185 KB)  in June 2022, which explains how the policy works and what type of housing can be developed.

Governance, finance and management standards

We've worked with community led housing groups to make a set of  pdf governance and finance standards (152 KB)  and  pdf management standards (162 KB)  for projects that we've helped with land or funding.

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