Basics of a viable CCLH scheme
The following are usually components of a viable CCLH scheme:
- A sustainable community group – by the time the scheme goes live, there needs to be a group of people who will form, take responsibility and effectively govern the scheme. The group can be there right from the outset, but doesn’t have to be.
- Active support from the local authority – local authorities have access to or can signpost to potential sites, resources and partner housing associations. They also set local housing strategies.
- A realistic development partnership – For those with the skills and commitment to build themselves, this might be employing a project manager, but for many it will be a partner housing association, local authority or other organisation. They have development skills and access to resources and partnerships.
- A real site or building(s) – a housing scheme is not a housing scheme until it has a real site where it will be built or existing buildings.
- A realistic scheme proposal – a housing scheme needs a viable business plan for its development costs and long term management.