Uppingham Housing Trust Awarded New Grant

An Uppingham Homes Community Land Trust proposal to build affordable housing for younger people in Rutland has received further government support in the form of a £10k grant (subject to due diligence) from Locality. The grant will support the CLT’s bid to become a Registered Housing Provider enabling it to both build and then manage affordable homes for sale and to rent. An initial project to build one and two bedroomed homes for younger people on the site of an old disused orchard in Uppingham is already under way.

The grant complements the significant awards already given to The Trust by Homes England and Uppingham Town Council and builds upon a Locality funded pre-feasibility study undertaken by a 2018 task group led by community partnership Uppingham First. The grant also marks further recognition of the forward looking proposals contained within the Uppingham Town Centre & Business Plan (UTC&BZ Plan – Action 10)) See www.uppinghamneighbourhoodplan.info  It is also  expected that The Trust will pilot a new Rutland affordable homes housing needs survey to be developed by CPRE Rutland, the  countryside charity.

Further information on the CLT and its forward plans can be obtained from Ron Simpson rons@clara.net Tel: 01572 823465 Mobile: 07710 328469. Minutes of a special general meeting of founding members of the Uppingham Homes CLT can be read at   www.uppinghamonline.co.uk