June 2018 Newsletter


The Upper Coly Valley Community Land Trust – JUNE 2018 UPDATE

The Board of the Upper Coly Valley Community Land Trust has been preparing for the CLT’s Open Consultation Meeting that will take place on 25th July and the Trust’s Annual General Meeting that will take place On 08th August. Notices have been placed in The Link magazine and posters have been going up around the Parishes and in local shops and libraries to advertise the events. See below for more details.


Affordable Housing Consultation Afternoon

Northleigh Village Hall, Wednesday 25th July  – drop in any time between 3pm and 7.30pm.

An exhibition of the feasibility studies undertaken by the Upper Coly Valley Community Land Trust for six new affordable houses for the communities of Farway, Northleigh and Southleigh. The afternoon will allow the Board of the CLT to explain the feasibility work that has been looking at Chilcombe Field in Northleigh and for the local community to give their feedback and comments on the work undertaken to date.


Annual General Meeting (AGM) – (CLT Members Only)

Farway Village Hall -Wednesday 8th August, 7.00pm (Members Only)- Annual General Meeting of the Upper Coly Valley Community Land Trust including the election of four members to the Board of Directors of the Trust – to become a member of the trust please Click here for a link to the Membership form. A formal email notification of the AGM including the Agenda, Proxy Voting form, Application to Stand for a Director’s Postition and Members Resolution form will be emailed to all members before 18th July 2018.


Website Updates

A number of other website updates have also been published online over the last few months:

Short Biographies of the current Board Members of the Community Land Trust can now be read on the Website. (Click Here)

If you’ve missed our previous Newsletters, these can now also be viewed on the Website (Click Here)



The Upper Coly Valley Community Land Trust wants as many local people as possible to become members – if you know of people who may be interested please refer them to the membership form on our website (Click here for a link to the form) or ask them to pick up a form from one of the posters displayed in the Village Halls. Please note that all members of a household over 16 years old are eligible to join.

It would not normally be possible to develop an open-market housing development on a rural site such as Chilcombe Field. East Devon District Council however will consider granting permission for Affordable Housing schemes being built in the area if they are led by local organisations such as Community Land Trusts and have the support of the wider community. The Upper Coly Valley Community Land Trust is supported by the three Parish Councils of Northleigh, Southleigh and Farway and many local people have already signed up to be members to show their support as well.


Welcome to New Members

Our membership numbers continue to grow. We’d like to welcome all new members and thank you for your support. Please take a moment to look at our website at  www.UpperColyValleyCLT.org

The website contains lots of information and explains the background and story so far of the  Community Land Trust and the project to build six affordable homes in Northleigh.

Please also take note of a few key documents that are on the website and linked to below (click on the title to open the link) that you should be aware of as members:

The Rules of the Upper Coly Valley Community Land Trust

Our Code of Conduct for Members

Our Privacy Policy


Summaries of Meetings

Minutes of the meetings held in relation to the project continue to be uploaded to the website. And can be viewed by clicking here.


And Finally…

If you’ve only just found this email in your spam or junk mail box then please add the following two email addresses to your address book or trusted emails and it should ensure that you receive future correspondence from the Upper Coly Valley Community Land Trust when it’s sent: