Solva and Brawdy has been identified as an area requiring additional residential housing due to the high number of second homes and holiday letting within the community. There is a limited amount of affordable rented accommodation and long-term housing solutions.
Working in partnership with Pembrokeshire County Council, Solva Community Council sought to establish its own Community Land Trust (CLT) to deliver affordable community housing. An Interim Board was appointed by the Community Council, comprising four founder members. The Interim Board has been assisted by other people in the early stages of the project to get CLT off the ground.
A number of workshops were run in Solva in order to better understand housing needs in the area. The information gathered is being supplemented with a survey to further ascertain the expressed needs of the community. A site was identified early on which has long been the focus of a potential development in the village. Discussions are ongoing as to the number, size and specification of the homes that can be built there.