Faversham Community Land Trust

This is the Duchy's Vision

Rest assured that the FCLT will be "holding their feet to the fire" on the affordable homes. We are delighted to see the commitment to social rented homes.

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Faversham needs both affordable starter homes and homes for social rent.

The Duchy of Cornwall has submitted its planning application for SE Faversham seeking consent for 2,500 new homes to be built at a rate of 125 a year across a 20-year period.  At least 875 of these will be affordable,  amongst which 400 will be for social rent and built to the same quality standard […]

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The Big Issue on Poundbury

There "are sub-£200k flats, with some available for shared ownership. One of the principles behind Poundbury is a mix of affordable homes alongside less affordable properties, and 35 per cent of the homes being built are affordable housing for rent, shared ownership or discounted sales. The Duchy also has a Discount to Open Market scheme […]

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The Green Position on the Local Housing Crisis

Hannah Temple published this on the Faversham Environmental Matters Facebook page. We wish to amplify here her report of the meeting and the Green Party's policies "Monday was a busy day! After the protest at County Hall in the morning it was my absolute pleasure to host a panel event on housing development at Painters […]

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Holiday lets – good and bad

Obviously, for those earning from holiday lets, they are good things. But as communities lose homes, schools, surgeries and libraries close, shops serve tourists rather than locals, and tourism businesses find it harder and more expensive to recruit staff. Communities are hollowed out as young people and families move away. https://traveltomorrow.com/holiday-lets-good-and-bad/

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The "Housing Ladder" is broken.

The Economist reports that the private rental sector is still seen as a transition zone where people save for a mortgage deposit and then begin to climb the housing ladder. No more. "The ladder is deeply embedded into British thinking. On its most narrow definition, it is usually taken to mean the idea of first-time […]

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More and more young adults are having to live with their parents.

in 1980 nearly 50% of 18-34 year olds lived in their own home with their children. Today it is 20%. The dream of a home of your own for the young has become ever more distant. Not since 1876 have house prices been as expensive relative to earnings. Between 1910 and 1990 the average house […]

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“You have to save, and that’s the way it always used to be,” REALLY!

The Times 06/01/2024 Sir Howard Davies: Not that difficult to buy a home, says NatWest chair The Zoopla data suggests rent on new lets was 9.7% higher in October compared with a year earlier, averaging £1,201 a month.... the average cost of a new let going up by 31%, or £3,360 a year, over the […]

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Action on Empty Homes

Numbers of long-term empty homes rose yet again in 2023 by 12,556 (or 5%) to 261,189. Long-term empties are now at their highest level since 2011 (excepting 2020's pandemic-related data). This data shows empties are over 30% higher than when the last National Empty Homes Programme ended in 2015. In Swale 1 in 35 homes is out of use. Canterbury […]

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"Spending on affordable housing in England to be slashed in 2024"

This was the headline on a story in the Financial Times on 4th January. Housing associations have cut their planned spending on affordable homes by 9% "The number of homes English housing associations expect to build over the next five years has also dropped by 64,000 since 2022," The FT reports that in England, there […]

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Faversham  Community Land Trust is a Community Benefit Society Registration Number 8109
Registered Office: 12 Market Place, Faversham, Kent ME13 7AE | Email: info:favershamcommunitylandtrust.org
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