Good Practice Examples

The following are some good examples of the different forms of community housing in practice.

For further information, guidance and best practice on community led Housing please visit Community Led Homes website

Community Land Trusts

A Community Land Trust is a not-for-profit, community-based asset owning organisation run by volunteers to develop housing, workspaces or other assets to address local needs.

Angmering CLT – go to website 


Keswick CLT – go to website

 Lyvennet CLT – go to website

More information on the work of Community Land Trusts can be found: Community Land Trust Network (CLTN) – go to website


A co-operative and mutual housing scheme has a community membership where those who live in the homes developed are required or are encouraged to become members.

 Two Piers, Brighton – go to website

Lilac, Leeds – go to website

More information on Co-operative housing can be found: Confederation of Co-operative Housing (CCH) – go to website


Cohousing communities are intentional communities, created and run by their residents. Each household has a self-contained, private home as well as shared community space.

Cannock Mill, Colchester – go to website

New Ground, High Barnet – go to website 

…and see the video –

 More information on Cohousing can be found: UK Cohousing – go to website

Self Build

Projects where someone directly organises the design and construction of their new home.

St Minver – Cornwall – go to video 


Fishponds Bristol – go to website

More information on self build can be found: National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) – go to website




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