Wiltshire Community Land Trust

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Our public sector hero - David Bowater of Wiltshire Council

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Two part-time vacancies at the National CLT Network

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Dont' miss our Creating Powerful Communities Event on 19 November!

Creating Powerful Communities Seminar Wedne...

03/11/2014.............................. More...

Open wide the gates: Applications open to new national fund for urban Community Land Trusts

The National CLT Network has launched the bidding proc...

30/07/2014.............................. More...

Catching the Sun and the wind

Participants in the first of our Crea...

25/07/2014.............................. More...

Still time to join us to visit Westmills Wind and Solar Farms

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A few bursary places left for National CLT Conference - get in there quickly!

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29/05/2013.............................. More...

Wiltshire Community Land Trust AGM, 15 May 2013

Notification is given of the second Annual G...

22/04/2013.............................. More...

What happens next at Wilton, now the Erksine Barracks site bid is won?

Wilton CLT invites you to a public meeti...

22/04/2013.............................. More...

Bursaries for CLT Annual Conference 2013 – “From I to we to CLT”

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22/04/2013.............................. More...

Free seminar, 2 February in Chapmanslade, Wiltshire

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15/01/2013.............................. More...

Introduction to CLTs and Custom Build, Swindon

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Wilton Community Land Trust leads the way in Wiltshire

We’re delighted to announce that W...

18/05/2012.............................. More...

Community Land Trusts - The Time has Come - Advance to Go!

Local people will be making an impact in London...

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WCLT awarded £9,960 by the Big Lottery Fund

We’re in the money! ...

23/02/2012.............................. More...

Wilton and Quidhampton Communities leading the way

At a public meeting held in Wilton on Sa...

06/02/2012.............................. More...

Honey for nothing and your chicks for free!

  If anyone in your community is inte...

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CLT Seminar- Beyond Housing- Other Community Assets

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20/10/2011.............................. More...

Wiltshire CLT Launch

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Wilton and Quidhampton Communities leading the way

Published: 06 February 2012

At a public meeting held in Wilton on Saturday 14 January, the Wilton Eco Park Development Community Association (WEPDCA) was given an overwhelming vote of support by those present to proceed with planned dialogue with a community-minded development company, which had approached the Association to enter into partnership as a component of the company’s bid for the former UKLF site.  Bids are due in to the MOD by the end of February. 

 

The Wilton Eco Park Development Community Association (WEPDCA) was set up in mid-2011 by a group of local individuals from Wilton and the adjacent village of Quidhampton.  They were concerned about plans for the redevelopment of the former UK Land Forces Head Quarters site on the edge of Wilton, near Salisbury.  They wanted to see the site developed into something more than yet another faceless housing estate, so they got together to come up with a different vision.

 

Their vision is to create a centre of excellence in sustainable living on the ex-MoD 13.5-hectare site. They see the Park itself comprising three elements; eco homes of different types, 3 hectares of industrial/business units for organisations involved in state-of-the art technology, and visitor facilities with adapted demonstration buildings to inspire people. The scheme would be attractive to both national and global organisations and businesses to demonstrate best practice. The Park would also focus on the needs of the local community for housing and jobs, whilst benefiting the region and potentially the nation as a centre of excellence with advanced skills and education, and with international tourism potential being close to Stonehenge and Salisbury.

 

The Association has been working with E.C. Harris (consultants in built assets) and the Building Research Establishment to assess the project's long term combined commercial viability and sustainability. The project is at a critical stage, (the MOD requires bids for the site by the end of February 2012). Local and regional support is good and the Association envisages the formation of a Community Land Trust to work in partnership with a commercial developer, thereby accessing the large-scale commerce and infrastructure resources needed to develop the site.

A further public meeting is happening on 18 February in Wilton to provide feedback to the local community on progress and discuss the way forward, including the formation of a Community Land Trust to carry forward community interests.