About Roman Road CLT

The Roman Road Community Land Trust (RR CLT) is a volunteer-led Community Benefit Society (Registration No. 8124) that serves the Bow East and Bow West wards to provide truly affordable housing in perpetuity. The ethos is centred on the idea that enabling communities to solve local problems can improve local health and wellbeing.   

What is a Community Land Trust?

CLTs act as long-term stewards of housing, ensuring that it remains genuinely affordable, based on what people actually earn in their area, not just for now but for every future occupier. You can find out more here http://www.communitylandtrusts.org.uk/

Our Collaborators and Funders

We are supported by the Roman Road Neighbourhood Forum (NPlan). We are currently working with the neighbourhood plan to draft an affordable housing policy that directly contributes to the creation of community housing in the area. Find out more about Roman Road's NPlan here http://romanroadbowneighbourhoodplan.org/

We are funded by the Community Led Housing London (CLH). They help communities to take a leading role in developing and managing their homes. The CLH work with community groups at an early stage, offering advice, mentoring and funding. The CLH are supported by the Mayor of London and several boroughs, to provide their funding and advice. The CLH are part of an advisory group which includes the National CLT Network, the Confederation of Co-operative Housing, and UK Cohousing. Find out more about Community Led Housing London here www.communityledhousing.london

We were originally supported by the National Community Land Trust Network who provided us with the initial guidance in bringing together our steering committee. We have remained a member of the NCLTN who provide us with advice and guidance as we move forward.

Over the years we have also worked with and been supported by the Roman Road Trust, Studio Wic, Appropriate Housing, Matter Architecture, Bercaf, Arc 4.


Our Board of Directors

Chair - Sarah Bland

Treasurer - Efe Avan-Nomayo

Legal Officer - Cate Tuitt

Community Member - Roland Karthaus

Community Member - Christopher Caffrey

Community Member - Kai Xin Tan

Community Member - Mulubehran Tumzghi


If you would like to get in contact:

Email: info@romanroadclt.co.uk

Address: Roman Road CLT, Co Bercaf, Room 206, Bow Business centre, 153-159 Bow Road, London, E3 2SE

Our Proposal

The RR CLT are proposing to build 45-50 houses on an identified derelict plot within the ward boundary, that will directly benefit those individuals in need of housing in the community.