Resources and links to other websites will be shared on this page:

EcoHolmes Brochure

View or download our new EcoHolmes brochure by clicking this link EcoHolmes CLT Brochure

EcoHolmes Concept Housing scheme – DISPLAY BOARDS

After a summer of consulting with local people, we have come up with a vision of the sort of homes we should have in the future. We have produced  a set of display boards full of ideas about environmentally friendly, low energy and affordable homes perpetually available to local with a connection to the Holme Valley, through either living or working here.

These include a ‘concept siteplan’,  to show what might be built into a small community development of such homes. Not all schemes would be this size or be able to contain all the ideas. But this captures what people have said is needed and is what has been done by other community housing trusts elsewhere.

Board #1 What is an EcoHolmes community?

Board #2 EcoHolmes Concept Siteplan

Board #3 How an EcoHolme Works

Board #4 Community Land Trust Case Studies

Board #5 Low-Energy Homes Case Studies

Housing survey

We would very much like the community to give their views on what we should provide and build for an EcoHolme housing development.

Please try our EcoHolmes housing survey questionnaire  of 10 short multiple choice questions by clicking this link Housing survey questionnaire – your help and assistance with this is vey much appreciated.

Community feedback

From our 12 community small discussion group sessions held on Zoom over Spring and Summer 2020, we have collated the community feedback received in response to the questions posed on each of the six themes; Location and Community, Infrastructure & Services, Local Housing need, Greener eco-homes, Homes for Younger families, and Homes for Older people.

To read or download the summary feedback on What the Community said…….!  click here

To see the questions asked and the collective community responses from the group discussions, click here


Links to other useful websites will be shared on this page:


Community-led homes:

My community / Locality / CLH:

CLH toolkit guide:

Community First Yorkshire CLC:


National Community Land Trusts network:

Calder Valley CLT  (at Hebden Bridge):

Leeds Community Homes CLT:

York Community Homes CLT:

Knaresborough CLT:


UK Housing: Fit for the Future?- IPPC Report 2019:

Low Energy retrofit in Social Housing Report 2017 – Capita for NEF:

Delivering Low Carbon homes  – Carbon Trust Retrofit Challenge 2011:

Passivhaus and EnerPHit building standards:

Energiesprong net zero building standards:


HoTT Holmfirth Transition Town initiative:

Holme Valley Parish Council – Climate Emergency Action Plan – Housing: