Episode 12: The Application
After a first refusal, Lammas ecoVillage have resubmitted their plans under the new Policy 52 of Pembrokeshire Council's planning guidance.
After a first refusal, Lammas have resubmitted their plans for an ecoVillage in Wales under the new Policy 52 of Pembrokeshire Council's planning guidance. Potential residents Simon and Jasmine just have to wait. Since World War 2, no building has been allowed in British countryside - it has been reserved for large scale farming.
Planning Policy 52 states that building can be carried out in the countryside under certain stringent criteria. The residents of Lammas will need to prove that they can create 75% of their household needs from the Land. Each plot will have 5 acres on which to build a natural home, outbuildings and farmland. Each resident plans to make their living in different ways. Simon makes beautiful, natural furniture with wood he finds in the forest. Jasmine has green fingers and plans to help make it easy for others to create organic gardens.