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Millions of people, especially the young, are having their plans and dreams ruined by the lack of affordable, decent and secure homes.

Greyfield is the solution to the housing crisis.

Making better use of Greyfield allows people to live in well designed, low carbon homes that enhance townscapes and strengthen communities.

Design-led solutions make better use of underused land in towns and cities, creating sustainable new homes which will generate additional income for the landowners.

CIC people

Increasing the quality and diversity of new homes

Many small developments of contextual, individually designed homes will increase the variety and choice of homes for a community.

There are many other benefits that come with the Little Ships solution to the housing crisis...

Boosting Local Business

Whilst large contractors supply the prefabricated low carbon timber shells of our projects to achieve economy of scale, Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) will complete the internal and external finishes, meaning greater competition and more diversity.


Buying from local suppliers keeps money in the area


Small specialist sub-contractors benefit from a wide variety of small projects


Pre-fabrication will play an important role in ensuring high quality and minimising disruption on occupied sites.


We must reduce the loss of countryside to new homes. This is Billingshurst (West Sussex) in 2017...


...and this is the same view in 2018.

Protecting our Countryside

Building new homes in our towns and cities (where lots of people want to live anyway) reduces the loss of our countryside and our reliance on cars.

Ecological building design and the incorporation of green design features will be a key component of all our projects.

Income Stream

An income stream is often better than selling land for a cash receipt, especially for public sector budgets. Landowners don't need to sell their Greyfield to get new homes built.

public sector funding

Homes for Key Workers

The opportunity to live near your work in the centre of town is very attractive to many, especially key worker professions which have staff retention issues such as nursing, teaching, public transport, police, fire, ambulance, etc.

Small is beautiful

Little Ships sites are an average of just 10-20 homes each. This allows a town/city to spread the burden of population growth more evenly, avoiding hot-spots.

Large blocks of flats are often too bulky and no-one wants to see countryside being concreted over when new homes can be built in towns and cities.


Eight flats on a rooftop. Small needn't be boring


It's popular

The idea of making better use of publicly owned property is popular. Our launch-day crowdfund generated lots of goodwill and support from the public, especially youngsters. Click here to see some of the comments.

It's low risk

  • The abundance of sites means the easiest / most valuable sites can be chosen first.
  • There is very strong demand from Investment and Pension companies for such projects.
  • A problem on a small projects is less disruptive than on a large project.
  • Small projects are quicker to get permitted and build.
  • Public Sector partners provide a strong covenant for investors.
  • A mix of social, affordable and market homes is less risky and creates diverse communities.
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