Lewisham Citizens members, from institutions across the borough, have been campaigning for Community Land Trust (CLT) homes for years. CLT homes are permanently and genuinely affordable homes to buy for local people based on local incomes - not market rate.

In 2018, we submitted designs, developed with local people and our partners London CLT, to Lewisham Council's planning department to deliver homes on Brasted Close, Sydenham. In April 2019 they were granted planning permission. We hope that by 2020, eleven one bedroom and two bedroom homes will be ready for people to move in! Read about them here: citizensuk.org/cltgranted_lewisham.

These homes will cost the following:
- £162,000 – 186,000 for a 1 bedroom property (the average market rate for a 1 bed in Lewisham is £225,000- £410,000)
- £210,000 – 236,000 for a 2 bedroom property (the average market rate for a 2 bed in Lewisham is £285,000 - £600,000) 

The homes will be safeguarded for local people who need them. But we want to know who you think should get priority, as we’re sure lots of local people will apply!

Help us out by answering EIGHT questions about how we allocate the homes...

FYI
a quick overview of the eligibility criteria:
London CLT’s application process is based on FIVE main eligibility criteria categories, decided by local members, which were weighted according to importance: 
-- Local connection [C] – how long the applicant has lived in, or had a connection to, the local neighbourhood
-- Financial eligibility [F] – The extent to which the applicant is priced out of the open and intermediate housing market and able to afford a London CLT home.
-- Housing need [N] – The extent to which their existing housing is inadequate or dangerous to mental or physical health (e.g. overcrowding, damp, poor conditions etc)
-- Community involvement [I] – The extent to which the applicant participates in the local community
-- Supportive of London CLT's values [V]

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* 1. Where do you live?

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* 2. Which criteria do you think should be compulsory*? *Meaning any applicant MUST meet that criterion (select all you think MUST apply).

Applicants must....

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* 3. Connection to the local area is one of our eligibility criteria. How do you think we should define the local area?

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* 4. Do you think ‘key workers’, e.g. teachers, police, nurses, should get priority over other applicants, e.g. artists, charity workers and small business owners?

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* 5. Of the 5 eligibility categories -- local connection (C), financial eligibility (F), housing need (N), community involvement (I) and commitment to CLT values (V) -- which are the most important and should be weighted more heavily?

Please list from 1 to 5 with 1 being the most important (you may state if you think two or more are equally important). E.g. Most important (1) Very important (2) Important (3) Moderately important (4) Least important (5)


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* 6. Do you think we should find ways to prioritise people who will live in the homes for a long time? (As opposed to people who want the homes for a shorter period, e.g. as a step onto the housing ladder.)

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* 7. There are certain groups of people who face particular barriers to home ownership -- e.g. people who didn't go to university or people whose parents are not home owners. Do you think we should explore methods of prioritising those people?

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* 8. Please comment on anything else you think we should address:

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* 9. If you would like to hear updates about the application process and the next steering group meetings, please provide your details below [will only be used for contacting about the CLT project and stored according to GDPR]:

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