A report said that community land trusts (CLTs) could make a useful contribution to addressing significant housing need in rural communities in Wales, as part of an overall co-operative/community-led housing programme. Drawing on examples of existing projects in Wales, the report considered ways in which the government might further assist the development of CLTs.
Source: Nic Bliss and Alan Fox, The Potential for Community Land Trusts (CLTs) in Wales (incorporating current consideration of a prospective Gwynedd CLT), Wales Co-operative Centre/Confederation of Co-operative Housing/National CLT Network
A report evaluated the rural housing enabler network in Wales, which was established to facilitate and broker the development of rural affordable housing. The report said that RHEs had helped delivery of housing, but delivery had been held back by a lack of capital funding, the limited supply of sites, and local planning policy, which were all outside of the control of RHEs. The report made recommendations for actions at the local and Welsh government levels, including the retention of RHEs with long-term funding.
Source: Jo Lavis, David Hedges, Catherine Stubbings, and Lin Cousins, An Evaluation of Rural Housing Enablers in Wales, Research Report 7/14, Welsh Government