Strong Foundations



Landowners with a rural housing portfolio are not buy-to-let landlords. They often have strong multi-generational ties to their communities. Their motivation is philanthropic - to sustain that community for future generations through long-term investment which in turn helps to grow the local rural economy.

CLA members can offer a solution to the rural housing crisis. Strong Foundations is a series of work which contributes to the housing debate to ensure the needs of rural communities are heard through the media and within government.

To read the full CLA Strong Foundations Sustainable Villages paper (November 2018) click on the image below.

The CLA Strong Foundations Affordable Homes in the Countryside was published in April 2018. Click on the image below to read the full paper.


For the Strong Foundations paper Homes for Retiring Farmers (February 2018) please click on the image below.






CLA Housing Summit

The 2017 Housing Summit cemented the CLA's position as a leading national voice in the housing debate, and unveiled the CLA policy report on rural housing, called Strong Foundations, which can be read here.

It was an invaluable session for members that own and rent out property and for those that are seeking to develop new small or large scale sites.

Click here to read the programme

The summit took place at Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London, W1G 9DT.