PEC Homes Market Engagement
We believe our ambition for affordable net zero energy homes requires significant market innovation.Read More
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.
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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!