MEMBERS of Lyme Regis Community Land Trust (CLT) were delighted to hear last week that it had won an award at the National CLT Awards in Birmingham.
The local organisation, which led plans for the now complete Garmans Field affordable housing development in the town, was one of several nominees for the People-Powered Homes category.
The National CLT Network, which organised the event, said: “No one can deny the power of people within this movement. This award goes out to those who have made significant strides in showing the world what community involvement is all about.”
The award was accepted on behalf of Lyme Regis CLT by Alison Ward of Wessex CLT Project, who is also a director of Homes England – the former organisation that nominated the Lyme group for the award.
The award came in the form of a model goose, representing leadership of the flock. It recognises the perseverance and determination that the local CLT demonstrated in pushing ahead their ideal of attaining affordable homes for the Lyme Regis community, and garnering community support in persuading district councillors to accept the plans despite officers recommending refusal of the scheme.
The CLT is honoured to be recognised in this way for its achievement in the Garmans Field housing scheme off Timber Hill, and is continuing to seek out further opportunities for more affordable housing in Lyme Regis.
For more details, visit the website www.lrclt.btck.co.uk