What are our Aims?
We aim to:
Create affordable, sustainable homes, prioritised for people with local connection
- Focusing on areas within the CLT’s geographical boundary where the local plan has designated housing to occur.
- Be the housing provider of choice (in partnership with like-minded organisations), rather than commercial house builders, ensuring local involvement based on need, engagement and subsequent occupation.
- Provide housing which is sustainable, energy efficient and low-cost to run, and of good quality.
Protect local green spaces and public open space
- Protecting current public open space, to promote community access and biodiversity
- Identifying plots of land to maintain or develop as designated public areas for community use, rather than being built upon.
Help develop parishes’ Neighbourhood Plans
- To support any parishes in developing their Neighbourhood Plan
- Where development needs to occur it is in line with the wishes of the local community.
Gain a diverse, informed and involved membership
- To grow our community membership numbers, so they are from diverse backgrounds, reflective of the community and its needs.
- For our membership to actively influence the Trust and its development.
Be an accountable, inclusive and transparent organisation
- To regularly inform the community on our work, and provide access to meetings, minutes and involvement in key decisions.
- To encourage informed members of the community to transition into active members of the Trust.
Help enable change for sustainable communities, where we can
- In our projects and activities, explore what can be done more sustainably, to help communities reduce their carbon footprint.
Who are we?
Currently, Lune Valley CLT has the following Trustee’s:
Charles Ainger (Chair) is a retired Chartered civil engineer; a member and past director of Lancaster Cohousing, and involved in its management. He is passionate and active in education and change for sustainability, including housing, and previously a co-founder and member of Low Carbon Chilterns. He has lived in Halton since 2015. LV CLT Director-Trustees Declaration of Interests – Charles Ainger
Ann Denise Lanes spent the 1980s as a community work manager in Leicester and helped to set up a community architects’ practice there, before becoming a teacher, retiring in 2011. She is a volunteer fund-raiser and has lived in Halton since 2012. LV CLT Director-Trustees Declaration of Interests – Ann Denise Lanes
Chris Coates is a director of Lancaster Cohousing and was a founder member and core team member during the design and build programme. He is a construction project manager for community and voluntary groups, and previously a Lancaster City Council and Lancashire County Council councillor, with many years’ experience living in and running communal housing. He has lived in Halton since 2011. LV CLT Director-Trustees Declaration of Interests – C Coates
Steve Wrigley is a Director of Morecambe Bay Renewables and is a Chartered mechanical engineer, project manager and community energy expert. He has lived in Halton since 2011. LV CLT Director-Trustees Declaration of Interest – Steve Wrigley
Garry Felgate has worked in the energy sector for over 30 years. He is passionate about clean affordable energy and providing decent homes. He has worked with several housing bodies and fuel poverty groups. LV CLT Director-Trustee Declaration of Interest – Garry Felgate
Lois Hurst is currently undertaking PhD research into life cycle impacts of domestic retrofits, whilst simultaneously self-building and project managing her own low-energy retrofit in Halton. She has a background in Environmental Sciences and nine years’ in environmental consultancy and she recently qualified as a certified Passive House Consultant. Lois has lived in Halton since 2015. LV CLT Director-Trustees Declaration of Interests – Lois Hurst
Lune Valley CLT Secretary:
Jane Allder has a background in ICT and has worked for a number of local authorities at a senior level. She has lived in Halton since 2014.