Mattishall Community Project 2

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  • 1. Mattishall Community Project 1999 – 2009
  • 2. 1999
    • Mattishall First School and Mattishall Middle Schools combined to form Mattishall Primary School
    • First School site likely to become redundant
    • Parish Council have informal discussions with Norfolk County Council
  • 3. 2003 -
    • School site becomes redundant
    • Formal expression of interest by Parish Council to buy the site
    • Discussions with Mattishall Church about purchasing it jointly
  • 4.
    • NPS acting for the County Council
    • No asking price
    • No concessions made by NPS
  • 5.
    • Concept was to create a Village Green and a Community Centre
    • Became apparent that some housing would have to be built on the site in order to finance the purchase
  • 6. A Massive Piece of Good fortune
    • Roy and Jean Barlow leave £106,000 to the Parish Council for the Village.
  • 7. 2006
    • Agreement with Hayes Affordable Homes to build 12 houses on the site
    • - 9 affordable at 75% of market value, - 3 at open market value
  • 8. 2006
    • The Barlow Charity created
    • Site purchased for £275,000
    • 999 year lease on land for houses simultaneously sold to Hayes Affordable Homes for £180,000.
    • Hayes to pay Barlow a further £15,000 when all houses are sold.
  • 9. Barlow Charity
    • Registered Charity and Company limited by guarantee
    • Owns and manages the project.
      • Village green
      • Car park
      • Old School Building
      • Freehold of houses
      • 25% of leasehold affordable houses
    • Trustees appointed by the Parish Council
  • 10. 2007 - 8
    • Section 106 agreement finalised
    • 12 houses built
    • Car parking completed
    • Village Green completed
  • 11. Later in 2007
  • 12. Houses October 2009
  • 13. Village Green October 2009
  • 14. Community Centre Fundraising 2007
    • Estimated £600,000 required
    • Applications made to Lottery and Communitybuilders fund.
    • Both unsuccessful
  • 15. 2008
    • Barlow Charity had no cash
    • Parish Council pay for insurance
  • 16. Autumn 2008
    • Consultation and Redeemable Bond Scheme
    • Consultation with 1100 households in Mattishall to gauge support for a Community Centre
      • 40% of questionnaires returned
        • 81% in favour
        • 12% against
        • 7% don’t know
  • 17.
    • 220 people subscribed to Redeemable Bond Scheme
    • £4,945 raised
  • 18. Another Piece of Good Fortune
  • 19.
    • Electricity sub station
    • Wayleave £450 per year
    • Back payment of £1,127 received in 2008
    • Forward payment of £3,194 for next 7 years received in 2009
  • 20. 2009
    • Developing a business plan for Community Centre
    • Working on Fundraising for converting the building.
    • Plan to create a Heritage Community Centre
    • Preparing application to National Lottery Heritage Fund
  • 21. Old School Building October 2009
  • 22. Old School Building October 2009
  • 23. What has been achieved
    • The £106,000 legacy has become……….
    • 12 Houses (9 affordable plus 3 open market)
    • Car parking in the village centre
    • A village green
    • A school building waiting to be converted into a Community Centre