The village square in Alfriston was once the epicentre, a prosperous medieval market town sited between the Firle Downs and Cuckmere River. Today, the long-distance South Downs Way walk passes the ancient market cross and local houses are in great demand commanding high prices. There are very few low cost small family houses to rent. A community land trust had formed as a development group to try and build a small community of homes close to the school, shops and buses. We are working with them to find the right site and to imagine houses that they can afford to build, will be popular with the village and appropriate for the National Park.