Still Green’s vision is to create a highly sustainable, socially inclusive and self-reliant cohousing community, which whilst focused on the needs of people aged 55 and over, has a minority of all-age households, to ensure a range of ages and to create a vibrant active community.
We aspire to have homes designed with us and not for us; to create a green development with gardens and trees and a high standard of sustainability; to be a mixed tenure community including people in different financial circumstances in rented and shared ownership units as well as for purchase; to be about more than buildings with continuing good neighbourliness and shared responsibility for common ground and facilities; and in due course to share our experiences with others.
The focus is on finding a site and raising money. The group will have to work up a business plan and may have commissioned some feasibility studies. They may have their first experience of small scale contracts with professionals. This stage ends when a ‘definite’ site is found. There may be several iterations of this stage.
Monthly socials, with Board Meetings and other meetings as required.