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Date: May 24, 2021


We cannot provide affordable homes for Broadhembury without first finding land to build on or, perhaps, buildings to re-purpose. The next big focus, then, is to review sites identified by EDDC’s call, in January 2021, for landowners to put forward sites they own and would be interested to make available for development.

We also intend to talk with individual local landowners to explore with them ways of acquiring land or buildings for affordable homes on favourable terms that might also meet their own objectives. Ideally, those objectives might include: ‘to do something for the community’!

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.