Kickstarting our exciting new venture...
On Wednesday 13th February, we will be hosting our first community event to find individuals and organisations to join us on our new venture into community-led housing.
Fed up of poor new build housing efficiency standards, terrible private rental properties and lack of control for local people, we want to change the system!
By creating genuinely affordable, healthy homes in the heart of Plymouth, our community can be part of the solution to tackle fuel poverty and climate change.
We want to:
- Use excellent design and clean energy to build affordable homes fit for the future.
- Give local people the chance to choose a comfortable home with low bills and a fair rent; one that supports a sustainable lifestyle, promotes quality health and well-being and importantly, provides a stable, long-term home to be proud of.
- Offer an ethical and innovative management model that allows our community to buy community shares and cooperatively run this business, just like we do with our solar installations. This way, local people can plan, design and determine the outcome, potentially earn a fair return and ensure any profits are re-invested to benefit the whole community.
We want local people to help with the details: design, waste, energy, transport, food, and ownership and bring it together to shape how we make it happen!
Potential tenants, supporters, investors and the simply curious are welcome to join us at Moments Café & Community Hub, New George Street, Plymouth, PL1 1RJ on Wednesday 13th February, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:30pm. This is a free event however space is limited, please book your place by clicking here.
We are also holding a drop in consultation event at Marine Academy Secondary School on Wednesday 6th March from 4 – 6:30pm to show the local community our ideas for incorporating community-led housing into a new development in Kings Tamerton. We welcome ideas, comments and feedback and again, want local people to help shape the outcome.
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