Community land trust for Great Yarmouth’s northern villages meeting to be held in Scratby

The meeting will be held in Scratby. Picture: Archant

The meeting will be held in Scratby. Picture: Archant - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2012

A public meeting to discuss the potential of setting up community land trusts covering the northern parishes in the borough of Great Yarmouth will take place at All Saint’s Hall, Scratby, on Tuesday, March 13, at 7pm.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is exploring community land trusts as a way for communities to take the lead on bringing forward new affordable homes within their own areas.

Not-for-profit membership organisations, the trust’s main aim is to ensure these homes are genuinely affordable, based on what people actually earn in their area, not just for now but for every future occupier.

The meeting, on March 13, follows a positive initial gathering in December, which aimed to gauge community interest in setting up a trust or trusts for the north of the borough. In the south, a new Lothingland CLT has already been established, covering Belton, Browston, Burgh Castle, Fritton and St Olaves.