A Community Land Trust has been established to deliver and manage new affordable homes in Chobham. It is called Sustaining Chobham and is a Community Interest Company (CIC). If you live, work or have family in the area and share our aims, you’re invited to become a member. Read on to find out more about Sustaining Chobham.
Sustaining Chobham is a non-for-profit company which exists to provide local people with access to affordable home ownership in their own area. Recognising that ever-increasing market house prices in the area are unaffordable for many households and families, it has been set up to get homes built and sold at below-market prices to local people currently priced out of home ownership. Sustaining Chobham will hold the title of the land, to ensure the new homes retain the same discounts in perpetuity, and are managed in the interests of the community. These are going to be sustainable homes, providing maximum benefit for the environment, the local economy and community.
Members are people who support the aim to provide local people with access to affordable home ownership. They will live, work or have family in the locality. Their task is to help guide Sustaining Chobham in carrying out its mission. The members won’t run it from day to day; that’s the job of the directors, and the managers and contractors they appoint. But members are consulted and involved, and can vote on the directors on a regular basis.