Building Stronger Communities

North Kernow Community Housing

About CLTs

Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are a type of community-led housing which are set up and run by local people to develop and manage housing and other assets that are valuable to the community. CLTs are Community Benefit Societies that take on the long-term stewardship of homes. These homes are ‘asset locked’ meaning they must remain affordable and for the benefit of local people, forever.

There are nearly 250 CLTs in England and Wales, in both rural and urban settings. CLTs have proved a successful and innovative way of tackling the growing housing crisis.

About Us

North Kernow Community Housing is a community land trust that was set up in November 2022 by local residents who were concerned by the lack of genuinely affordable rented housing for local people. We are run by a board of volunteers as well as three part-time staff members.

Our aim is to work collaboratively with local communities to create the housing we need in the places we want. What’s more, our legal structure means any homes we build or acquire must remain affordable and for the benefit of local people, forever.

We have been successful in securing some initial funding through the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund. This funding is to support the development of Community Housing Action Teams (CHATs) in our partner parishes. More detail about our CHATs can be found on the Projects page.

Our Staff & Board

Darryl - Project Administrator

Darryl (known as Daz) is our project administrator. A native of Wales Daz has lived in Devon and Cornwall since 1998 and has lived in Bude since 2015. Previously owning his own business for many years he now takes care of our day to day functions. Married with two children Daz spends most weekends with his children just being silly and trying to give them memorable occasions. Daz is a music enthusiast and collector of vinyl records with a focus on 80’s synth and new wave. Daz is also a regular concert goer and is always looking for the next gig to book!

Emma - Project Manager

Emma is one of our Project Managers- with a focus on community engagement and fundraising. Before joining North Kernow Community Housing she was a researcher in a university, working mainly in the fields of community-led housing, health and planning, and public engagement. Emma is passionate about communities coming together to tackle social inequalities and has seen the positive impacts of local people working collaboratively. Her spare time is spent in the woods with her daughter and dog, training aerial silks, or learning (with varying levels of success) how to bake bread.

Maddie - Project Manager

Maddie is one of our Project Managers, working mainly on development and strategy. Before this Maddie was a Headteacher working in a variety of schools both internationally and in the UK., most recently in Valencia, Spain. She has recently moved to Bude for family reasons as well as very much wanting to return to live in Cornwall. Maddie has 2 grown up children and 1 young Granddaughter. She very much enjoys everything to do with the outdoors and can’t wait to explore more of the Southwest coast path as well as getting used to swimming in colder waters – after recently living in the Middle East and Spain she is used to much warmer sea water! She is very much looking forward to getting to know the sea pool. She loves asking questions, exploring places and being inquisitive. Maddie is very excited about working with both the community and team at NKCLT to deliver projects for the community.