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B R I D P O R T  T O W N  C O U N C I L  supports the Raise the Roof Project as a way of delivering ambitions for genuinely affordable and community led housing set out in the Bridport Area Neighbourhood Plan.

W E S S E X  C O M M U N I T Y  A S S E T S  is a social enterprise that provides support to organisations building a green and inclusive economy, with a particular focus on affordable housing, local food systems, community renewables and employment workspace. Wessex pioneered the development of community shares as a financial mechanism, and manages one of the UK’s largest programmes of support for community led housing. It is seeking to link together the creation and management of sustainable woodland, the development of secondary processing capacity for timber and “woody” fibres, and the use of local materials in the construction of affordable housing.

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C O M M O N  G R O U N D  is an environmental and arts charity based in West Dorset, well-known around the UK for initiating conservation projects such as Apple Day and establishing the idea of Local Distinctiveness through the Parish Maps and New Milestones projects. It believes that by exploring how historic and contemporary vernacular emerges from the particularity of places, and that the process of identifying and working with local materials can strengthen community resilience and enable us to live more sensitively with nature.

A S S E M B L E  is an interdisciplinary practice working across the built environment to create, design and manage better places for everyone. Their work spans material experimentation, organisational development and spatial design. They have been working with a Community Land Trust in Liverpool on a residential development – the Granby Four Streets – since 2013 that won the Turner Prize in 2015 and was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2017.