The Hythe story to date has been one of partial regeneration and frustrated ambition, but this is the start of an exciting new chapter.
Now, through the establishment of the first community land trust (CLT) in Essex, we have the chance to do things differently.The purpose of a CLT is to put local residents, businesses, landowners and community groups in the driving seat. At this very early stage we have a vision statement for Hythe Forward to: ‘make the Hythe a safe, attractive and prosperous place to live, work and do business’.Related to this we have three overall aims:
1) To stimulate commerce and enterprise
2) To develop quality public space
3) To ensure provision of quality, affordable family housing
Precisely how we deliver against these aims will depend both on the opportunities that emerge and the wishes of the CLT board and members.