Community Land Trust

MQT on 2012-03-14
Session date: 
March 14, 2012
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


It was recently announced that the CLT bid for St Clements Hospital was unsuccessful but that the successful bidder would be expected to incorporate an undefined version of a trust in their development. Can you explain further what this will mean? Given that I assume you will not, can you explain why Londoners should not believe this is simply a ruse to avoid openness about a massively disappointing decision?


Answer for Community Land Trust

Answer for Community Land Trust

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The HCA London Board met on 20th February and agreed to incorporate London's first urban community land trust in the redevelopment of the former St Clements Hospital site in Mile End. With the freehold of the site held in trust for the local community and a new community board to oversee the management of the site, the full participation of the local community in the redevelopment proposals has been assured.