Special General Meeting

Dorchester Area Community Land Trust (DACLT) is holding its first Special General Meeting on Wednesday 10th January 2018.

This is an opportunity for members of the DACLT to elect the Directors of The Board who will represent the community. This is especially important because the CLT will be making significant progress over the coming months.

The agenda for this meeting can be found below. The only aim of the Special General Meeting is to elect the Directors so this is reflected in the agenda. The agenda lists the names of the existing directors who are seeking reelection. DACLT members are entitled to stand for election in addition to the existing Directors seeking to be reelected.

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First Public Meeting – One Year On

Dorchester Area Community Land Trust (DACLT) held its first public meeting, as a fully formed CLT, on Wednesday 8th November. It was a fantastic evening where the public could learn about what we had been up to for the past year.

Alistair Chisolm showing the site of the new project

What We Talked About

We discussed the formation of DACLT and our progress since the last public meeting in November 2016. This was a brilliant opportunity to introduce our board members to the public and discuss our ambitions for DACLT. The current focus of DACLT is a housing project which will be using land provided by Dorchester Town Council.

View the presentation given at the public meeting here.

New Members

We had a good turnout and, after hearing all about the project and how far we have come, many of those who attended signed up and became members!



Community Meeting

Community Meeting

(The Tennis Courts Project: Site of the first Dorchester Area CLT project)


Dorchester Area Community Land Trust

Invites you to attend a Community Meeting for an update on the progress of the first Community Land Trust Project.

Please join us on Wednesday 8th November @ 7pm

Town Hall, Municipal Buildings

One Year On – A progress report

  • Find out about DACLT and how you can show your support
  • Hear about progress on The Tennis Courts Project: Affordable housing for young workers
  • Bring £1 and join as a Member of the DACLT


If you are unable to attend but would like more information, please email info@daclt.org.uk

Who we are

Welcome to the Dorchester Area Community Land Trust (DACLT) website. We are a not-for-profit organisation and we are currently working on a project which will provide affordable housing for young people in Dorchester.

We have had enough of seeing young people priced out of the communities they grew up in, scrimping together enough for a huge deposit while paying sky-high rents. DACLT will provide more options for young people when it comes to home ownership and these properties will remain affordable because this development is firmly in the hands of the community.

Take a look around our website to find out more about our housing project and our plans for Dorchester and the community.

We are always welcoming new members. If you would like to become a member of Dorchester’s first CLT please email membership@daclt.org.uk

Coming Soon…

Welcome to the Dorchester Area Community Land Trust (DACLT) website. We are a not-for-profit organisation.  A new project is coming soon to Dorchester and will provide affordable housing for young people.

We are working very hard to get this project off the ground and more information and exciting news is coming soon! Please visit us again in the near future.

This site is under construction.

For more information about Community Land Trusts please visit the dorsetforyou webpages here

New content is coming soon, watch this space.