Projects and Partnerships - Midhurst Community Land Trust

Affordable Housing for the Midhurst Area

Projects

Midhurst Community Land Trust is currently seeking opportunities for land acquisition that would be suitable for the development of sustainable housing.  As soon as information becomes available on our developments and the availability of accommodation, we will publish it on our housing and accommodation page and through our Facebook page.

We are in the process of negotiation on several fronts with some four projects looking very hopeful.  For confidentially reasons we cannot give the location and detail but a brief description of three of them is as follows.

Current Projects

Plot 1

Wyndham Court off Lamberts Lane, Midhurst

Contracts exchanged and first tenants appointed

The Midhurst Community Land Trust has exchanged contracts on their first two houses in Midhurst, the first of their kind in Sussex. Also, after an interview process, we have now offered and had accepted, the tenancies of our two houses off Lamberts Lane with planned occupation sometime in May. We are so pleased that we have been able to offer houses to two families in the area and wish them a happy future in their new homes.

The two houses at Wyndham Court off Lambert’s Lane in Midhurst are currently in the final stages of construction by award-winning Metis Homes who have a successful history of developments in the town.

Plot 2

We are in negotiations to refurbish a large building that will, subject to planning consent, be converted into 3 two bedroom and 1 one-bedroom apartments.

Plot 3

Second Project goes to planning

6 single bedded flats

To meet the ever-increasing demand for affordable homes in the Midhurst area, especially by key workers, we are hoping to buy and develop a brownfield site in New Road, Midhurst.

The current site is occupied by a number of derelict garages and is the ideal location, being on the main bus route and close to the centre of the town, for a small development of 6 single bedded flats that are much needed in the area.

We are about to submit an application for full planning permission for the site. The plans were drawn up by local architect, Charlie Boher.

Land Wanted

We are always keen to hear about land available for the construction of affordable homes for local people.

Midhurst Community Land Trust is currently seeking opportunities for land acquisition that would be suitable for the development of sustainable housing.  As soon as information becomes available on our developments and the availability of accommodation, we will publish is on our housing and accommodation page and through our Facebook page.

If you have land that you think might be suitable for development – whether existing housing exists there or not – please let us know by contacting us and we will discuss with you on a confidential basis.

Partnerships

At the moment we are working with Chichester District Council and The South Downs National Park Authority to gain advice and arrange funding.

South Downs National Park Authority

In order to deliver larger scale projects, we may partner with local and regional providers.