Why do people set up Community Land Trusts?

All communities are different but some of the motivations we have identified are:

o Local people can be very passionate about where they live and want to keep it as sustainable and thriving a community as possible – CLTs help to make communities more sustainable by enabling appropriate development and stewarding important local assets.
o Wanting to achieve agreement within the community about the nature of development (since development can often be contentious and split communities)
o Wanting influence of the nature of any development (over such things as where homes will be built, what they will look like, and the criteria for those selected to live in the homes)