ECLT – Fullers Close Full!

Eastington Community Land Trust
Providing the Affordable homes that Eastington needs.

All of the 23 affordable new homes at Fullers Close, Claypits are now fully occupied – all let to people with strong Eastington roots or close connections – and all in time for Christmas!

The properties include one-bedroom bungalows, one-bedroom flats and two and three-bedroom houses.

Here are some extracts from the press release issued by Aster, our Housing Association partner in this development:-

Local residents move into new affordable homes in time for Christmas
A group of local residents are set to enjoy Christmas in a new affordable home thanks to a joint partnership between Eastington Community Land Trust (ECLT) and housing association, Aster Group.
Eastington CLT was set up by concerned residents of Eastington in response to the lack of affordable housing in the area. Tom Low, ECLT Secretary said: “The scale and experience of Aster Group has been a great help to ECLT. We are pleased to have achieved 100% of homes being let to people with a strong local connection, strengthening community bonds. Too many of our young people have had to move away to find affordable housing and now some of them are able to come back.

Leslie Peacey who recently moved into his new one-bedroom flat said: “I’ve gone from thinking the worst where I’d never get to have my own home to being on cloud nine. Without the Eastington CLT I wouldn’t be able to stay in the village I was born and bred in, living in a brand new flat, which we can afford. And the amazing thing is I already know about 75% of the people in this community – it means the world.”

Helen Bone, Senior Manager for Growth & Affordable Housing at Homes England, said: “Twenty-three sets of keys have arrived under the tree early this year for the new residents of Fullers Close, many of whom will be spending the holidays in their new homes. Eastington CLT and Aster have worked with Stroud District Council, Homes England and local construction company EG Carter and Co Ltd to fund and build these much-needed new affordable homes. The volunteers at Eastington CLT have worked extremely hard to bring this project forward for their local community.

Amanda Williams, Group development director at Aster said: “This project is an exemplary community-led housing development where we have worked with the local people to shape and deliver homes that the community truly needs.

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