Friday, 13 September 2019

A Successful Meeting with Members and Neighbours in NW3

Yesterday evening, members of the NW3 Community Land Trust and local residents met for a series of roundtable discussions to talk about the future of affordable housing provision in the Hampstead and Belsize area. The conversations were fruitful, and the residents expressed enthusiasm for our work and recognised the need for commuity-led housing the local area. Many people also shared stories about how the area was becoming unaffordable for ordinary people and how they wanted to keep the community as a mixed and vibrant one. In particular, it was felt that the sale of key worker housing, sheltered accommodation, and student accommodation to private developers has exacerbated the situation.

We also presented some plans that we had put together for a small site in NW3. We then heard feedback from residents, and also asked them what they would like to see happen to a site such as the one we discussed. Among the topics of interest were the size of the units, their tenure(s), and the CLT's allocation policy.

Our thanks go to everybody who attended and contributed, as well as to Community Led Housing London for their support and to Age UK for allowing us to hold the meeting in Henderson Court in Hampstead.



Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Let's Talk about the Future of 31 Daleham Gardens

We have been discussing 31 Daleham Gardens and how this building, which was once a rare provider of affordable and social housing, has become a vacant reminder of tragedy. We want to hear what NW3 CLT members and residents think should become of this site.



Following our successful workshop with Altair Ltd, we will have the results of our financial viability model, funded by Community Led Housing. This model will allow us to explore the options available for redeveloping the site, including the various types and tenures of housing, and striking the right balance between each of these in order to make this project adhere to NW3 CLT's values and financially viable. We would would greatly value your input on this.

Please join us on September 12 at 19:00 so we can discuss how you feel about our community and your vision for the future of 31 Daleham Gardens. The event will be held in NW3, however the exact venue will be confirmed when we know how many residents are planning to attend.

To RSVP, please email us at clt.nw3@gmail.com. We will inform you of the venue in good time prior to the meeting.


Monday, 15 July 2019

Successful workshop with Altair Ltd

NW3 CLT members enjoyed a very informative and productive workshop with Altair Ltd at Devonshires LLP in Moorgate last week. Members were shown the principles of financial modelling and given some training on how to conduct viability assessments. We also discussed the structure of our organisation and our governance more generally. We look forward to continuing to work with Altair, whose advice has been invaluable.

We would like to express our thanks to everybody who attended and contributed. We would especially like to thank Matt Carroll, Bradley Tollon, Graham Hishmurgh, and Joseph Carr for leading the workshop, and to Devonshires LLP for hosting us.


Thursday, 6 June 2019

Call for members interested in community engagement and project management

Read our recent newsletter and get involved: Call for participation in workshops on housing finance with Altair Ltd and for members to talk to the community about possibility for community-led housing in their area. 


Thursday, 9 May 2019

2nd May Annual General Meeting and appointment of Directors

We met on 2nd May for an early AGM to decide on the re-election of exitsing directors and appointment of a new director. This was a chance to present a detailed project and financial report to members attending, but also to highlight our recent developments for local councillors Maria Higson and Tom Simon. You can find the detailed minutes under "read more".


Friday, 12 April 2019

Allocations Policy

Our Community Engagement Committee met on 3rd April to discuss the future Allocation Policy. We agreed to make use of a wonderfully effective and clear example of the Policy prepared by London CLT, which you can view here

We are adapting and adopting it, preparing for a vote at our AGM on 2nd of May! Details about the meeting can be found here



Monday, 18 March 2019

NW3 CLT mentioned in Architects' Journal

We were recently mentioned in Architects' Journal where our member Sanya talked about architects' role in supporting the community-led housing agenda. Article: Vote for your architect: The new way to win work