Slindon Community Land Trust

Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are a form of community-led housing, set up and run by ordinary people to develop and manage homes as well as other assets important to that community, like community enterprises, food growing or workspaces. CLTs act as long-term stewards of housing, ensuring that it remains genuinely affordable, based on what people actually earn in their area, not just for now but for every future occupier.

There are now almost 290 Community Land Trusts in England and Wales, and the sector has grown six-fold in the last six years. The largest Community Land Trusts have over 1000 members each. Community Land Trusts have developed 826 permanently affordable homes to date and are working to develop an additional 5800 homes in the next few years.


Our story so far.....

We have a vision for affordable rental homes here in Slindon for Slindon residents, their families and those with a strong connection to the village.

In 2016 a new steering group was formed and inherited the site. After viewing 27 locations, 14 sites were carefully considered and the corner field below the primary school in Reynolds lane was earmarked in 2011. In October 2016 a new steering group, who inherited this site, was formed to cause the project.

The Southdowns National Park and other bodies believe this to be an excellent opportunity to join both sides of the village.

This site is well positioned and with imagination could provide a beautiful set of lanes, pathways and gardens etc plus a safe route across the A29, with additional parking for the School, Forge Café Shop and Coronation Hall.

Following a public meeting attended by 84 members of Slindon in October 2017. Tom Warder of Action in Rural Sussex   and Rob Martin of Angmering Parish Council Community Land Trust outlined the legalities and the huge benefits of such a scheme for the village.

The steering group meets regularly and is in communication with the National Trust and other bodies who in principle support this scheme. We are now affiliated with the community land trust network and have been awarded stage 3 funding to enable us to appoint a solicitor and architect.

A concept plan created by

Our appointed architect will be launched before the village during the summer of 2018 so that views may be expressed and questions answered, this will give Slindon a base for further debate on the style of homes we wish to build.

The design of these energy efficient homes will be informed by the existing architectural and landscape elements which gives Slindon its character.

These are exciting times and we sincerely appreciate the support of our community.

More developments and updates will be announced through the parish magazine

We strive to preserve the highest quality standards in:
Sustainable Design
Ecological Construction

Who We Are

Peter Fenton                   Chairman           07738962125

Mark Ford                        Treasurer           07809569869

Rebecca Ford                  Secretary            07736419007

Andy Turner Cross         T.A.N.T

Norman Dingemans     A.D.C & S.D.N.P

Andrew Hawley             Committee Member

Lee Spencer Smith       Committee Member           

What we are doing

Within the next 5 years we will be able to provide residential homes for Slindon folk
Lidar Survey

LIDAR—Light Detection and Ranging—is a remote sensing method used to examine the surface of the Earth. LIDAR data is often collected by air, such as with a NOAA survey aircraft.

Protecting habitat 

Protected species surveys are a legal requirement if initial surveys suggest that any of the species listed in Article 12 of the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations (Habitats Regulations) 2010 (as amended), or the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended), are present on a development site. 

What will the homes look like?

Our aim is to provide sustainable homes. We will create an innovative design unique and in keeping with existing Slindon Village buildings, complying with the standards of the National Trust and the South downs National Park, using resources efficiently and our buildings will be designed to produce the minimum of waste, which makes both ecological and economic sense. The buildings will be built from high performance, sustainable materials, both inside and out. Selecting products and materials which are manufactured sustainably and designed to contribute to the long term integrity of the buildings.

Services & Drainage

The concept of our eco-homes means they will be dwellings that have a low impact on the environment. 

have your say

This is your opportunity to let us know what yo think.


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Our Concept Plan

 This section will be updated as the project develops

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