PEC Homes

By creating genuinely affordable, healthy homes in the heart of Plymouth, our community can be part of the solution to tackle fuel poverty and climate change. This organisation is in the preliminary stages of being established.

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We want to deliver affordable, high quality, well designed, cooperative and net zero energy (meaning the energy consumed in the homes is equal to the energy generated over an annual cycle) housing projects.


We want to:

  • Use excellent design and clean energy to build affordable homes fit for the future.
  • Are flagships for innovation.
  • Give local people the chance to choose comfortable, warm and desirable homes with low bills and a fair rent; one that supports a sustainable lifestyle, promotes quality health and well-being and importantly, provides a stable, long-term home to be proud of.
  • Are community owned and offer an ethical and innovative management model that allows our community to buy community shares and cooperatively run this business, just like we do with our solar installations. This way, local people can plan, design and determine the outcome, potentially earn a fair return and ensure any profits are re-invested to benefit the whole community.
  • Deliver net zero energy homes for which the total energy and maintenance costs are significantly less than 'business as usual' housing.

We want local people to help with the details: design, waste, energy, transport, food, and ownership and bring it together to shape how we make it happen!

What has happened so far?

10 Principles

Introducing the concept

On the 13th February 2019, 45 people joined us to discuss how community-led housing could develop in Plymouth. PEC's CEO, Alistair, gave a presentation about our initial idea and introduced a potential new build site at Kings Tamerton. The event was a real success with participants discussing why community-led housing would be important and exploring ideas around 10 areas such as waste, energy, transport, defined by a concept called One Planet Living.

Generating ideas

A new organisation

We have now held a number of gatherings to establish the governance structure for the new organisation, the time line to aim towards and design working groups. We have a number of people keen to be involved with design, governance, as potential tenants, as potential investors or simply as supporters. In March 2020, we established PEC Homes as an independent community land trust, to bring forward a pipeline of locally owned, net zero affordable housing developments in and around Plymouth.

Market Engagement

We launched a market engagement process to assess the market interest in our plans to develop affordable, net zero homes in Plymouth, which was a great success and gave us confidence in our innovative ideas. You can read all about it on the link below.

Get involved and become a member

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We might have already started the process but it's not too late to get involved, it will be quite a journey and this is only the beginning. We are looking for individuals and organisations from our local community to join us, you could be a potential tenant, an investor, a designer or just curious and want to be kept up to date.

We are also looking for individuals who are interested in becoming a Member. Read our Membership Policy below to find out what it means to be a Member, they are at the heart of what we do! If it sounds like you then please download the application form and send it back to us!

Governing documents

Annual general meetings

Click below to see what happened at our AGM, read the minutes and relevant documentation.

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Register your interest

Want to find out more and get involved?

Email Us 01752 477117