About New Roots
New Roots seeks to create affordable and sustainable homes rooted in community across the North of Tyne.
There is a considerable lack of affordable homes throughout the UK, and the North of Tyne is no exception to this – with prices tripling over the last 20 years and the average new build price now ten times average earnings.
The number of people renting has doubled over this period. Those renting are ten times more likely to have to move each year than owner occupiers. Such moves make it more difficult for people to put down roots, adding to the lack of security that many experience.
Our aim is to create housing that is more rooted in community, more sustainable and more affordable – not just for the moment, but for the long term.
Charitable Community Benefit Society & Community Land Trust
We are registered as a Charitable Community Benefit Society and as a Community Land Trust – New Roots Community Land Trust Ltd. Anyone (18 and over) can become a member for just £1. In this way the land and property that New Roots owns will be rooted in and owned by the community for the benefit of current and future generations.