Local residents are being invited to join a project to create a new, sustainable neighbourhood providing affordable homes, to be situated near Llandovery. They would be able to design their own residences and facilities, and homes could be for rent or purchase, and of varying sizes.
The invitation follows a meeting on 14 November 2017 when Llandovery area residents packed into the function room of the Castle Hotel to hear the result of a six month study, conducted for Calon Cymru Network, into the viability of a new neighbourhood on the edge of the town.
Following an informative introduction by Dr. R. Brinley Jones, President of the University of Wales Trinity St. David, local researcher Patricia Dodd Racher outlined the content of her study, which recommends that two Community Land Trusts be formed, one to take forward local plans, and a second ‘umbrella’ trust for encouraging other similar projects along the Heart of Wales corridor.
The full report, with all of its recommendations, can be downloaded at www.caloncymru.org.
Community Land Trust meeting
Following the report, Calon Cymru Network has organised a fact-finding day about Community Land Trusts on Sunday January 7th 2018 from 11am to 4pm in the YMCA community centre on Market Square, Llandovery. It will be led by Ian Crawley of the Community Land Trust Network.
Anyone interested in finding out more and potentially getting involved – particularly adults on the housing waiting list and adults and young farmers looking for starter homes – is invited. To find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the administration officer, David Thorpe, on 07901 925671.