We are delighted to let you know we had a very good meeting with Camden
Council last week. Council’s Director of Development and Cabinet member
for Investing in Communities wrote to us confirming they are supportive
of our proposal for developing a small, council-owned site in NW3.
Come and hear about that and a lot more, have a drink and a nibble and
let us know how you can help - save date: 16th January 2020 at Hampstead Community Centre - further details nearer the time!
We look forward to catching up with you and meeting members who have not previously attended one of our meetings.
Members of NW3 CLT have been working tirelessly over the past few weeks to put together the trust's business plan for a small site in NW3. This plan will present a detailed business case, including detailed financial viability models and a market analysis. We would like to thank all those members who have been involved and to Altair Ltd for their assistance. More to follow soon!
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.
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 email@example.com. We will inform you of the venue in good time prior to the meeting.