LILAC means Low Impact Living Affordable Community.
LILAC is a pioneering project which aims to build a community of 20 homes and a common house to high ecological standards using cohousing design principles. We have bought a site in Bramley, west Leeds which will be owned and managed by Lilac Mutual Home Ownership Society. We are on site building now and aim to be complete in early 2013. All homes in Lilac are now full but we do have a waiting list.
The aim of LILAC is to:
- have a low impact on the environment, build to the highest ecological standards and protect our resources in the face of climate change and energy scarcities;
- respond to the housing crisis by providing permanently affordable housing;
- build a beautiful, safe neighbourhood which maximises social interaction between its residents and gives them direct power over how their neighbourhood is run;
- and, make a positive contribution to its surrounding community.
On the pages in this website you will find out more about us and our project, our plans, latest news and events, designs, interesting links and how to contact us.
The first wave have moved in and have turffed the bit between the two eastern blocks of houses.
For a lot of great pictures of the development phase visit Joe's facebook album. You don't have to join facebook to view them.