The Middlemarch Podcast – Episode 6

Community owned houses in Calder Valley

This month Colin is in conversation with Andrew Bibby, the secretary of Yorkshire based Calder Valley Community Land Trust.

CVCLT have raised community shares, but also gained ‘Registered Provider’ status (to be able to directly access grant from Homes England).

They’ve collaborated with several other local community groups including an Almshouse Trust, building bungalows together on a shared site.

Although their main priority is housing, they’ve taken ownership of a community centre and now have their sights on saving an historic signal box.