THE community of Boncath is a step closer to launching a community-led affordable housing project following a recent meeting to form a local Community Land Trust (CLT).

PLANED Pembrokeshire Community Land Trust project staff have been working with Boncath Community Council to develop the plans. PLANED has also working with representatives from Wessex CLT to share and develop best practice in community led affordable housing solutions for Pembrokeshire.

The Pembrokeshire CLT is working with communities to deliver genuinely and permanently affordable homes, that are owned and run by local people, for local people, that generate incomes for their communities.

Pembrokeshire Community Land Trust officer, Jo Rees-Wigmore said: “We are delighted to have this CLT development in Boncath to help communities create affordable housing solutions for local people who otherwise may be unable to live in the community they were born or brought up in.

"In so doing, we are helping create sustainable communities for future generations and we are very much looking forward to supporting this Community Land Trust for Boncath.”

A public meeting will take place in Boncath Hall on Wednesday, September 4 at 7pm and all members of the community are welcome to attend.

For more information or if you are interested in setting up a Community Land Trust, contact Jo Rees-Wigmore on 07990 761386.