Hook Norton Community Land Trust – Exciting News!

HNCLT are thrilled to announce that Planning Permission has been granted for the Hook Norton Community Led Housing Project with Cherwell District Council voting unanimously in favour of the scheme at Planning Committee on 21 May.

Cllr Hugo Brown, Ward Councillor for Deddington, Cherwell District Council spoke in support of the application and had this to say:

This small development of 12 homes, of which 8 are affordable (almost twice the standard requirement), is an exemplar of great design, sympathetic to its host community and, most importantly, it directly answers a local need in allowing those with a genuine connection to Hook Norton to remain living in their village when otherwise it might have proved difficult for them to do so.

All developments attract comment but that so few objections were received for this one is testament to the care and consideration that HNCLT took to engage with villagers and to develop a new community of lasting value to Hook Norton and to those residents lucky enough to call it home.

The decision represents a huge step forward for the project and gives the green light to explore some exciting funding options and to start planning for the build phase.

The project is an inspiring example of what can be achieved by a strong community working together with a supportive council to build the homes the community needs.

The new HNCLT website is up and running and we love our new logo.

For more information contact Cathy Ryan catherine.ryan@lowcarbonhub.org