RSP Member - A Different Approach

A Different Approach – community led housing

‘A Different Approach’ represents the outcomes of the collective work carried out by a team of housing professionals in response to the difficulties around the delivery of community led rural housing.

Our focus is on delivering the types of homes that communities tell us they need; homes which meet the needs of ordinary people, young families, older generations, and those with additional needs. We hope that together we can tackle the multigenerational issues around loneliness and independence and build the sorts of communities where nobody gets left behind. 

We believe community led housing is about local people playing a leading and lasting role in solving local housing problems. It’s about listening to people, talking to them, using the tools available to us and then acting through designing, innovating and delivering to meet their needs. 

 Our legacy should be to leave a positive impact on the people and communities we interact with, by providing appropriate, high quality homes where they are needed, creating opportunities for skill- development, helping local business to remain and thrive within their communities, and supporting independence to enable our future generations to thrive. 

A diverse community needs diverse solutions and ‘A Different Approach’ is able to deliver several more solutions than have historically been available to local communities and local authorities. 

We have been working over the past few years to develop new tenures and models of housing and employment to ensure that there is real choice for a range of needs, including; 

  • Rented homes 
  • Downsizing and shared equity homes 
  • Affordable rent to buy homes 
  • First time buyer homes 
  • Affordable self-build plots 
  • Working with Community Land Trusts (CLTs) 
  • Co-Living 
  • Dementia Care 
  • Shared ownership small business units 
  • Community led development can also include community facilities such as a community shop, orchard and allotments. 

If you would like to know more about what we do please click onto the links below which will take you to our ‘A Different Approach’ booklet and a video which you will find on the Home page of our Collaton site plans.


- Our proposals - Collaton 

Our contact details are:
Pillar Land Securities Ltd Floor 2
Studio 5-11
5 Millbay Road
Plymouth, Devon
Tel: 01752 388919


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