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.

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In March 2020, we established PEC Homes as an independent Community Benefit Society and Community Land Trust, to build community owned, net zero affordable housing developments in Plymouth. It is owned by its members on a one member, one vote basis. The rights of the members are set out in the Rules. As a Community Benefit Society, PEC Homes is regulated by the FCA.


What is a Community Land Trust?

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Our Board of Directors

All volunteers with a passion for change! The PEC Homes Board is made up of two PEC Trust representatives, one Plymouth City Council representative, up to six elected members and up to four co-opted Trustees (when specific expertise is required). They attend regular meetings on a voluntary basis and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and skills.

Clive Turner

Clive Turner

Clive had the role of Director of Housing and then Director of Community Services for Plymouth City Council. He was appointed as the Chief Executive of Plymouth Community Homes, which took on ownership, improvement and management of the council’s 16,000 homes. He led the transformation of North Prospect, began a new build housing programme and took a personal lead in establishing a ‘green plan’ for the organisation, which now would be seen as a carbon reduction strategy. Before leaving PCH, he signed off the proposal to develop Passivhaus homes in Whitleigh.

Clive Turner

Clive Turner

Director (Chair)

Hilary Kolinsky

Hilary

Hilary is an experienced architectural professional with a diverse background including business management, community engagement, event organisation, academic research and teaching. As Co-Director at McCaren Design Ltd she has led the company’s transformation into a worker co-op that shares responsibility and benefits fairly between all staff. As co-initiator of the Inter:change collective, she co-produced the We Can Do It! event to promote the potential of community-led development in Plymouth and share learning with others in the region and nationally. With the Royal Cinema Trust she is working towards acquisition of the former Reel Cinema as a community-owned asset. She is co-ordinating the production of a Neighbourhood Plan alongside the Hoe Neighbourhood Forum.

Hilary

Hilary Kolinsky

Director

Duncan Tringham

Duncan Tringham

Duncan is an experienced projects lawyer who specializes in property development and energy schemes. Duncan’s recent experience includes advising Cornwall Council on the Langarth Garden Village Scheme; the collaboration with the People for Places for the development of a ‘living village’ at Higher Newham; and on the West Carclaze Garden Village, an eco-town with electricity supplied by two solar farms utilising a ‘smart grid’. He has also worked to deliver a ground breaking affordable housing and social care scheme with Ivybridge Town Council, advised on the UK’s first private wire industrial wind turbine scheme and a pioneering scheme involving wind and solar developments on five complex sites, which was nominated for ‘Best Renewable Energy Scheme’ at the REGEN awards.

Duncan Tringham

Duncan Tringham

Director

Tracey Sherston

Tracey Sherston 2016 WEB

Tracey is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. She has worked within finance and banking for the vast majority of her career, across a range of organisations including Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Community Homes where she gained several years of experience of working in predominantly housing finance.

Tracey is currently working for Delt Shared Services. She has also previously been a Director on both the PEC & PEC Renewables Boards.

Tracey Sherston 2016 WEB

Tracey Sherston

Director

Greg Wotton

Greg Wotton Headshot

Greg is currently working in the construction sector designing environmentally conscious and Passive houses for communities. He has worked in the sector for a few years and specialised at university. This is where he designed a high-speed rail network to connect the South West and was nominated for the RIBA Bronze Medal. He has also been part of a community catalyst group call Inter:change, with the intention to inspire people to take ownership of building projects, seeing when it’s appropriate for the community to make a decision and creating socially sustainable projects.

Greg Wotton Headshot

Greg Wotton

Director

Jo Atkey

Jo Atkey

A proud Plymothian with a 30-year career spanning local government and the community and voluntary sector, Jo has a strong track record of community engagement and multi-sector partnership work honed through project and programme delivery across a range of topics from urban regeneration to digital inclusion. Jo has spent much of her career in Plymouth and surrounding areas and is currently working with colleagues across the country to set up a new charity for the National Trails, a network of long distance walking routes in England and Wales.

Jo Atkey

Jo Atkey

Director

Chris Penberthy

Chris Penberthy 2016 sml

Councillor Chris Penberthy is the former Cabinet member for Housing and Cooperative Development. His portfolio has included, housing, social enterprise development and support, community safety, neighbourhood working, child poverty, welfare policy and financial inclusion. He has spent most of his working life in charities, and was awarded a fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts in Recognition of his contribution to the voluntary and community sector. He has also held a variety of trusteeships and directorships in charities and social enterprises.

Chris Penberthy 2016 sml

Chris Penberthy

Director

Pete Warm

Pete

Peter has over 30 years’ experience in low energy buildings and is one of three practicing UK Passivhaus certifiers. He has built five of his own low energy buildings and is a Passivhaus enthusiast! He is a Founding Director of Warm Consultants.

“I am fascinated by the challenge of making the theory of low energy, airtight, insulated construction work in practice. I have spent my life seeking to understand energy use in buildings so that we can live very comfortably using fewer resources.”

Pete first got involved as a PEC Pal (PEC volunteer programme) and is a co-opted Director of PEC Homes.

Pete

Pete Warm

Director

Jessica Holliland

Jess Holliland

Jess has worked in Plymouth's country-leading, vibrant social enterprise sector for many years. She is the heart of Plymouth Social Enterprise Network, providing communications and member co-ordination for the rapidly growing network of socially conscious organisations.

Jess brings with her a sound knowledge about of communicating a more person-centred way of doing business, making social purpose the mainstream way of working for a fairer economy and has well-established networks throughout the south west. She is passionate about creating a sustainable and fair society by addressing the way we produce, use and share resources. She also works part-time for the School for Social Entrepreneurs helping people to develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to tackle society’s biggest problems.

Jess was elected to the PEC Trust Board in 2019 and represents PEC Trust on the PEC Homes Board.

Owen Ryles

As a chief executive of a local charitable organisation, the Plymouth Athenaeum, Owen contributes knowledge, skills and experience relating to the operations and management of charitable organisations. The Plymouth Athenaeum is a charitable society promoting learning in science, technology, literature and art and has many crossovers with PEC’s aims and objectives.

Owen is also a fellow of The RSA (The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) and the Linnean Society, and is engaged in discussions and projects related to energy sustainability, climate change, the environment and natural sciences.

Owen started his journey with PEC as a PEC Pal and the Plymouth Athenaeum is a regular venue for PEC's events. He was elected to the PEC Trust Board at the 2019 AGM and represents PEC Trust on the PEC Homes Board.

Owen Ryles

Director

Nick Carter

Director

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