North Horsham Community Land Trust

North Horsham Community Land Trust (NHCLT) formed on 8th January 2020 with a Steering Committee of 13 people.
The key roles are as follows:-
Chair – Mrs Joy Gough
Vice Chair – Stuart Norton
Secretary – Donald Mahon
Treasurer – John Smithurst.

Community Land Trusts enable the community to own the freehold interest in land/ buildings in perpetuity and are not for profit organisations. Whilst they are principally used to build/ acquire locally affordable homes for rent or shared ownership, Community Land Trusts can also own other community assets such as a hall, shop, pub or communal land. Income from rent/services charges meets the management cost and offer an opportunity for local communities to buy other community assets. The key drivers for setting up a Community Land Trust tend to be a lack of locally affordable housing and to ensure local say and influence on rent policy, allocation policy and design. Typically, rent policy will be based on what people earn locally.

To find out more about Community Land Trusts, please visit The National Community Land Trust Network website.

North Horsham Parish Council initiated the North Horsham Community Land Trust (NHCLT) through a series of meetings of a working party made up of Councillors and residents. NHCLT was established as an entity in its own right on 21st September 2021, all those Councillors who serve on it do so as individuals. The Parish Council maintains a link to the NHCLT through an appointed link Councillor who attends the meetings and reports back to the Parish Council. The appointed link Councillor is Cllr Alan Britten.

If you are interested in finding out more information or would like to get involved please visit the NHCLT website:

Since the NHCLT set up as an entity in its own right, the Parish Council no longer holds the contact information that residents provided to keep informed of the progress of the North Horsham Community Land Trust. The data has been transferred to the NHCLT and is held securely and solely to keep those who expressed and interest in the progress of the NHCLT updated and to let them know about any forthcoming meetings. The information will not be shared with any other organisations or individuals. If you have given your details and wish to remove them from the mailing list please contact NHCLT.

North Horsham Community Land Trust notes

20th January 2020 CLT Steering Group notes 20.1.20
8th January 2020 CLT Meeting notes 8th January 2020
Community Land Trust Working Party Notes:
December 2019 CLT Meeting notes 10th December 2019 Presentation 10th December 2019
November 2019 CLT Working party notes 12.11.19
September 2019 CLT Working party notes 11.09.19
July 2019 CLT Working party notes 31.07.19
May 2019 CLT Working party notes 21.05.19
March 2019 CLT Working Party notes 28.03.19
December 2018 CLT Working Party notes 17.12.18