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Calder Valley Community Land Trust

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Calder Valley Community Land Trust works with the people of the Calder valley to hold community buildings and to create sustainable and affordable homes to support vibrant communities.

We are a member-led community benefit society with charitable status and a registered provider of social housing. 

At the end of 2021 we had:

  • 553 people receiving our monthly newsletter
  • 255 members
  • 11 volunteer trustees

An asset transfer of land from the council in Walsden created a foundation for us to create 6 independent living homes for older people. People in our community purchased £96,000 of community shares to help us deliver the £900,000 development.

The climate emergency is high on our agenda We are bringing empty properties back into use and retrofitting them to reduce their impact on the planet and minimise energy bills for tenants.

We are custodian of the grade II listed Fielden Hall, which is a thriving venue used by many community groups. A community share issue attracted £270,000 of buy-in from people to enable us to secure 2 homes for affordable renting on the Fielden Hall site.

We plan to bring the grade II listed signal box in Hebden Bridge back into use as a visitor attraction and quirky accommodation.

We are part of the fast-growing community-led housing network, where local people play a leading role in solving local housing problems, creating genuinely affordable homes and stronger communities in ways that are difficult through current mainstream housing.

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