Wickham Community Land Trust


What can WCLT provide?

Our eight homes are a mixture of affordable dwellings for rent or for shared ownership.

WCLT Rented homes are offered to local people at rates that are below open market private rents but above social housing rents. These homes are for individuals or families of limited means, who either do not qualify on the social housing list, or who cannot afford private sector rents.

Our Shared ownership properties are available to local people in housing need who cannot afford to buy on the open market but can afford to buy on a shared ownership basis. The buyer acquires ownership of a proportion of the value of the home. The purchaser shares with the Land Trust in any increase or decrease in the value of the property and can take their share to help buy a home on the open market when they are able to do so. Shared ownership householders are only permitted to re-sell their share back to the Trust.

Under both of these models the properties will always remain part of a permanent and sustainable stock of affordable housing for public benefit. WCLT will re-allocate the properties to other eligible Artists Impression beneficiaries. In this way, the homes remain in theownership of WCLT and become part of a permanent and sustainable stock of affordable housing that remains in the Wickham community for the benefit of future generations.
(Drawing courtesy of HGP Architects/Hyde Martlet)


Summary of our provision


WCLT-controlled sinceAugust 2012
Contact for further informationSee our Contact us page.
Local authority district Winchester City Council
Council Tax BandFlats: Band B
Houses: Band D
Building design standards met
Environmental efficiency Designed to achieve 25% better energy efficiency than older buildings:
  • Good thermal efficiency of walls, windows and roof
  • High efficiency condensing boiler
  • Solar thermal panels to help with water heating
  • Double glazed windows
  • Energy efficient lighting.
For efficient use of water:
  • Dual flushing toilet
  • Low flow rated taps
  • Smaller shaped baths, still long enough to lie in but requiring less water to fill.
  • Water butt
Storage at ambient temperature:
  • Garden shed
  • Bin store
Parking spaces2 per house
1 per flat
Categories of tenure
  • 4 homes for intermediate rent
  • 4 homes for shared ownership
Allocation criteria
  • Housing need
  • Ability to afford
  • Requirement of the applicant for accommodation of the type available
  • Local connection with the civil parish of Wickham.
  • For full details please see our: Application Guidance for completing the application form and the Application Form itself.
Range of properties
  • 2 one bed (2 person) flats
  • 4 two bed (3 person) semi-detached houses
  • 1 two bed (4 person) semi-detached house
  • 1 three bed (5 person) semi-detached house
Address of propertiesHoughton Gardens, Wickham, PO17 5GT.
Total properties8
Properties for affordable rent
  • No 10 ground floor flat 1 bedroom (2 person, 52m²), with individual garden.
  • No 11 first floor flat 1 bedroom (2 person, 54m²), with individual garden.
  • No.20 semi-detached house 2 bedroom (4 person, 83m²), with garden.
  • No 21 semi-detached house 2 bedroom (3 person, 77m²), with garden.
Properties under shared ownership
  • No. 12 semi-detached house 2 bedroom (3 person, 77m²) with garden.
    50% for sale under shared ownership or 50%+
  • No. 14 semi-detached house 2 bedroom (3 person, 77m²) with garden.
    50% for sale under shared ownership or 50%+
  • No 15 semi-detached 2 bedroom house (3 person, 77m²), with garden and car port.
    50% for sale under shared ownership or 50%+
  • No 16 semi-detached 3 bedroom house (5 person, 93m²), with garden.
    50% for sale under shared ownership or 50%+
Shared Ownership: Rent on remaining equity 2.75%