Land secured at The Lawns

We’re delighted to say that after much-delayed negotiations, we have signed an agreement to lease the land at The Lawns for £1 our first affordable eco-homes project. We won the bidding process for this site back in the summer of 2019. Since then, assisted by our lawyers Anthony Collins LLP, we have been negotiating the…

Notice for our Annual General Meeting 2024

The Chair and Board of Crystal Palace Community Land Trust have pleasure in inviting you to a General Meeting to be held on Wednesday 13th March from 7.30-8.30pm on Zoom, online. Register to attend here and receive the zoom link. We will be joined by Cllr Lynne Hale, Croydon cabinet member for homes, and have…

Deputy London Mayor visits us

Tom Copley, the Deputy Mayor for Housing in London, visited our site at The Lawns today and met with some of our board to discuss our plans. The Greater London Authority has funded our work so far to design our proposed 7 homes, so it was great to share the story and where we’ve got…

Our almost-final plans for The Lawns

Last week we held a meeting of our members, open to other local people, to share our almost-final plans to build new affordable homes at The Lawns, SE19. The Chair of our board, Chris Axon, took everyone through the presentation we will be showing Croydon Council’s planners soon. He covered: You can watch his presentation…

Seeking help with community engagement

We are inviting tenders for community engagement services for our project on The Lawns Crystal Palace Community Land Trust (CPCLT) will be submitting a planning application in the late spring/early summer to develop a small sustainable and affordable housing project on land currently owned by Croydon Council at The Lawns, Upper Norwood Over the past…

Notice for our Annual General Meeting 2022

The Chair and Board of Crystal Palace Community Land Trust have pleasure in inviting you to a General Meeting to be held on Thursday 10th November from 7.00 – 8.30pm at the Salvation Army, 58-60 Westow St, Upper Norwood, SE19 3AF. Register to attend here Along with the formal business, we will be discussing how…

Calling all election candidates

Ahead of this spring’s local elections, we are calling on candidates to pledge their support for our Community Land Trust, and others in their boroughs. We started in 2019 after Croydon Council released a site in Crystal Palace for community led housing. This came about after years of great campaigning by Croydon Citizens and policy…

Initial designs unveiled at AGM

We unveiled the initial designs for our homes at The Lawns at our Annual General Meeting, with members of the Board and Resident Design Group explaining the process so far and what will come next. On Thursday 11th November we met at the Salvation Army on Westow Street, in person for the first time since…