Our Community

Land Trust at Work

We are a Community Benefit Society (with charitable status) whose members aim to create, own, and manage a range of assets for our community.
These assets will preserve the unique character of Broadhembury Parish and make it a resilient place for future generations to live and thrive.

Please become involved!

How to join

A few more facts...

Latest Projects


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Call for sites


Call for sites
Broadhembury Neighbourhood Community Land Trust (BNCLT) is seeking to fulfil our Parish’s need for four new, affordable houses to rent.
We have established the structure of our organisation, developed relationships with specialist advisers and professionals, and sought input from our community.


Now we are ready to move up a gear
To do so we need land where we can build or a site where an existing building (or buildings) can be repurposed.
We have already identified and reviewed a selection of sites but there may be others we have yet to consider.


Do you own a site that might meet our requirements?
If so, now is the time to get in touch. We aim to open discussions with a small number of landowners early in 2022.
If you own a site that might qualify for our short-list, we would like to hear from you. Please rest assured your communication will be treated in the strictest confidentiality.


Please contact either:
BNCLT Chairman, Steve Chipperfield 01404 841792 steve@hembercombe.uk or
BNCLT Secretary, Sara Clarke 01404 849234 sara.clarke.bnclt@outlook.com


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Steve Chipperfield

Chair of Broadhembury Neighbourhood Community Land Trust

For much of my career I was a co-entrepreneur and writer in the media, marketing and publishing sector. As a keen sailor I constantly had to juggle my time between my business and personal interests. I eventually solved that by starting a consultancy focused on sailing superyachts. In parallel to the above, I was a Director of Friends of the Earth for some years, Trustee of the UK Sailing Academy for 25 years and co-founder of The Whirlwind Charitable Trust. These last two aim to enhance the life opportunities of disadvantaged young people through sailing and outdoor pursuits.
Reasons for Standing
I have lived in Broadhembury for almost seven years but have regarded the place as special since my first pint in the Drewe almost 50 years ago. I therefore want to see Broadhembury evolve sustainably and with full respect for its community and the conservation of its surrounding landscape and built heritage. Those are the reasons I decided to join the initial steering group set up by BPC and to become a Trustee when BNCLT was legally established. The same reasons stand behind my application to continue as a Trustee.