The AGM for 2002 of the Angmering Community Land Trust will take place on Wednesday 7th September 2022 at 7.15pm at Angmering Community Centre, Bramley Green.
Angmering Community Land Trust was pleased to exhibit at the annual Angmering Parish Assembly that took place on Thursday 26th May 2022 in the Angmering Community Centre.
The event was well attended and presented an opportunity for our Trustees to describe the development at Swallows Gate where ACLT has five houses together with our current project in Mayflower Way where we are trying to create a further 12 houses.
We were also pleased to welcome Andrew Griffith MP for Arundel & South Downs and Cllr Andy Cooper from Arun District Council. Both are strong supporters of ACLT and have recognised our achievements.
Wednesday 6th April 2022 saw the formal handover of the first affordable home from the developer to ACLT. It has been a long process that started just over two years ago when ACLT sat down with the developers and agreed in principle to purchase 5 homes. But it hasn’t been an individual achievement by ACLT , it has taken the support of many different organisations, all sharing the same objective in providing affordable homes for local people.
So our thanks must also go to….. Angmering Parish Council who were pivotal in bringing the developer and ourselves together; to Arun District Council who worked with us to devise the application process and the allocations policy; to Triodos Bank in agreeing to loan us the funds to purchase; and to the South Downs National Park Authority for having the confidence to invest in us and without whose financial support this project would not have been viable.
ACLT has now exchanged contracts on the purchase of a further two affordable homes on the newly built Swallows Gate development in Dappers Lane, Angmering.
These houses comprise 1 x 2 bed property for shared ownership and a 3 bed property for rental.
These properties have already been allocated to local residents in accordance with our Housing Allocation Policy and will be occupied in due course.
On Wednesday 9th March 2022, following a long period of delay caused by Covid together with significant financial challenges, ACLT has finally exchanged contracts on the purchase of three affordable homes on the newly built Swallows Gate development in Dappers Lane, Angmering.
These well-specified houses comprise 2 x 2 bed properties and are for rental and the 3 bed property is for Shared Ownership. These properties have already been allocated in accordance with our Housing Allocation Policy and will be occupied in due course.
Angmering Community Land Trust is convening two Special General Meetings this month in order to restructure its status as a Community Benefit Society.
If Shareholders approve the resolutions, it will allow ACLT to transition from its current form to a new charitable Community Benefit Society that is exempt from most taxation. These taxes are currently impacting on the viability of our projects at Mayflower Way and Swallows Gate.
The new charitable Community Benefit Society has already been created and if Shareholders approve the resolutions, it will allow all the current assets held by ACLT to be transferred to the new society. Once the transfer is complete, the Financial Conduct Authority has indicated that the new society may also be called Angmering Community Land Trust with the formers registration being cancelled.
All current members of ACLT will automatically become members of the new charitable society should the resolution be passed.
Both of the ACLT Shared Ownership houses at Swallows Gate have now been provisionally allocated in accordance with our Nomination Policy.