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Community-led Housing in Wessex: Planning and design matters

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Come and learn about the PLAN stage of community-led housing!

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How do you navigate through the planning system and create something beautiful (& functional!)? We’ll hear from successful schemes and advisers on what issues groups face when trying to get planning permission and how their designs develop along the way. This session will focus on architectural and planning issues rather than financial constraints.

About the webinars

This webinar is part of a series brought together by the Wessex Community Housing Hub, which takes you through the different stages of developing community-led housing. We’re joined by guest speakers from across the country for this programme, bringing their experience and expertise in community-led housing to share. The webinar is an hour long, and you’ll be able to listen to presentations, ask questions, and get signposted to helpful resources. Our community housing adviser Colin McDonald will be on hand for any questions about setting up a project in the Wessex area.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll be sent the Zoom link with joining instructions. If you’ve registered and can no longer attend, please let us know, and we’ll release your ticket to someone else. The webinars will be recorded and uploaded onto our vimeo account.

Whether you're completely new to community-led housing, or want to find out more, this webinar will provide invaluable guidance on your journey. Join us with a cup of tea and your ideas!

Who we are

The Wessex Community Housing Hub provides advice and support for community housing projects in Dorset, Somerset and Devon. It is powered by:

  • Wessex Community Assets, an organisation driving change through supporting communities to gain control of local land, spaces, and services,
  • and Stir to Action, a worker co-operative building a new economy based on democratic ownership through workshop programmes, strategic economic development, and a quarterly magazine.

The Wessex Community Housing Hub has been supported with some funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government through the Community-led Homes Enabler Hub programme.

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