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Community Led Housing Hub Cumbria & Lancaster

ACT is hosting the Community Led Housing Hub for Cumbria and Lancaster, providing support and access to technical expertise for groups developing new affordable homes for their communities.

For full details visit the Community Led Housing Hub Cumbria & Lancaster website

The Cumbria and Lancaster Housing Hub has been set up by a consortium of local councils:

  • Allerdale Borough Council
  • Carlisle City Council
  • Copeland Borough Council
  • Eden District Council
  • Lancaster City Council
  • South Lakeland District Council

ACT supports communities from all these areas as they progress community led housing projects, in conjunction with housing experts and relevant planning authorities, including the Lake District National Park and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authorities. We are also working with Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) to ensure that communities have access to the best advice about building with a 'one planet' ethos.

What people say about ACT

  • Helpful and up to date advice. Links to other similar groups. Range of courses and meetings.

    Judith Cooke

    Patterdale Community Land Trust

  • Community Planning Advice/Community Led Housing support

    Roe Baker


  • Interaction. Information sharing

    Michael McVeigh

    Copeland Borough Council

  • Many thanks for meeting us - it is incredibly useful for us to have a knowledgeable and independent third party to give feedback and advice on where we are and, significantly, where we might be going


    Levens Community Led Housing Group

  • The wealth of knowledge and understanding of communities

    Emma Bundock

    Allerdale Borough Council

  • they give communities a voice, and opportunities to discuss issues that are affecting their lives

    Paula Allen

    Lake District National Park Authority

Relevant Resources

Guidance Sheets

Toolkits & Workbooks

Case Studies

Logos: six local councils supporting the Community Led Housing Hub