Planning permission articles

Nov
21
2018
Monica King

Big news for Bridport Cohousing CLT as a planning decision is reached

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We share exciting news from Bridport Cohousing CLT in Dorset, as they celebrate a landmark step in their work to build a neighbourhood with a difference. Over to them to tell us more from here. Read more …

Aug
26
2018
Paul Jennings

What might buildings, settlements and even regions look like through the lens of Permaculture design?

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This is the transcript of a talk given by Paul Jennings to the recent SBUK Big Straw Bale Gathering. Paul has built his straw-bale family home on a ‘One-Planet Development’ smallholding in Wales (costing £12,000). Read more …

Jul
12
2018
Sophie Paterson

Join the Land Justice Network national gathering on 18 August in Sheffield

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The Land Justice Network national gathering is your chance to learn about their work campaigning for land reform and to together help plan next steps. Read more …

Jul
10
2018
Jeffrey Hart

Interested in building with straw? Don’t miss The Big Straw Bale Gathering!

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It’s not too late to join the biggest straw-bale building event of the year this August in Swansea. Jeffrey Hart of SBUK tells us about how you can get involved, learning all about building with straw from an impressive line-up of speakers to hands-on workshops. Read more …

Apr
12
2018
Jeffrey Hart

The Big Straw Bale Gathering speakers list is now out

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Jeffrey Hart of SBUK shares news about The Big Straw Bale Gathering speakers. A first of its kind event for all things straw-bale building related, find out who’ll be heading to Down to Earth near Swansea from 10-12 August 2018 below. Read more …

Feb
13
2018
David Thorpe

Proposal for a ‘one planet’ food revolution

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This is the third in a series of articles about ‘one planet’ living – the first in rural areas, and the second in cities. Now we discuss the situation as regards food production. Read more …

Nov
19
2017
Sophie Paterson

Join our new online community Living Low Impact

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We’re excited to introduce our new Facebook group Living Low Impact – and you’re invited! Read more …

Aug
20
2017
Anna & Pete Grugeon

How we designed and built our own off-grid home in the woods

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Two years ago, we blogged about Anna and Pete’s experience in obtaining planning permission for a self-built, off-grid home in the woods in Devon. Here’s the story of what they built and how they power and heat it. Read more …

Aug
16
2017
Sophie Paterson

A year of downshifting in Devon

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Downshifting means working less, earning less and spending less and it’s what Lowimpact.org’s Sophie Paterson has spent the past year attempting to do. She shares what she’s learnt so far and why she’d encourage others to embrace downshifting too. Read more …

Jun
16
2017
Libby Cameron

Opportunity to achieve a permaculture livelihood on a couple of acres on Devon/Cornwall border

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Hi, I have a small piece of land (approx. 1.75 acres)  with small barn on the Devon-Cornwall border that I would really like to make available to someone committed to creating a permaculture lifestyle.  Read more …

Jun
9
2017
David Thorpe

Seeking a venue: course on how to create a One Planet Development

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I am seeking venues around the country to run an exciting course that will help participants prepare for starting and living on a One Planet Development. Read more …

Jun
7
2017
Phil Moore

Ecological Land Co-op share offer extended after exceeding target: help us change the way land is owned in the UK

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WOW! We’ve surpassed our initial maximum target of £340,000, and there are still FOUR days to go. Our new investors are helping us continue our work supporting small-scale, agro-ecological farming. Thank you! Read more …

Feb
24
2017
Barbara Jones

Can you help Barbara Jones and Straw Works set up a National Skills Centre?

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Barbara Jones of Straw Works / School of Natural Building is the country’s top straw-bale builder. She is the author of Building with Straw Bales, and is the star of our straw-bale building online course. Read more …

Feb
7
2017
Daniel Scharf

If ‘agroecology’ is such a good idea, how can we get the planning system to promote it?

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The planning system doesn’t currently differentiate between different types of agriculture, and maybe it should. The type of agriculture we prefer could be labelled ‘agroecology’ – but the problem is how to define it and how to get the planning system to recognise it, let alone promote it. Read more …

Dec
26
2016
Sigi Koko

Building a small home has a big payback

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Let’s get one thing straight right away…When I say “small”, I don’t mean living in a shoe box.   What I mean by “small” is living in a space that is designed…well designed…for your needs…and no more.  A small space doesn’t mean cramped. Read more …

Nov
2
2016
Cassandra Lishman

Wales’ unique ‘one-planet’ planning policy and the Lammas Ecovillage

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Here at the Lammas Ecovillage we have recently celebrated our 7th birthday. The 9 households have collectively built around 15 different buildings, planted many thousands of trees, created hundreds of new habitats, and hosted thousands of volunteers and visitors. Read more …

Oct
2
2016
Tony Wrench

Having a £3k eco-home is more about attitude than building codes or regulations: interview with Tony Wrench

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This is an interview with Tony Wrench of ‘That Roundhouse’ fame. He built a super-eco roundhouse in Pembrokeshire over 20 years ago, and is still living in it, after having many battles with planners and regulatory bodies. Read more …

Sep
4
2016
Daniel Scharf

We’re heading for environmental meltdown – how the planning system could help

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As a professional planner (of the town and country planning variety) and fan of Low-impact Living I always expect to see demands or requests being made of the planning system to assist in attempts by individuals or groups to experiment or set examples where impact on the environment would be minimised. Read more …

Jul
23
2016
Phil Moore

Are you interested in becoming a smallholder and building your own home? Help the Ecological Land Co-op make it happen

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If you would like to build your own home on a smallholding, and produce food, fuel and other products for your family and your local community, but can’t see any way that it could happen, then the Ecological Land Co-op want to hear from you.  Read more …

Jun
18
2016
Phil Moore

The Ecological Land Co-op has purchased more land to create ecological smallholdings

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Here’s a quick overview of what the Ecological Land Co-op does, before going on to their latest news. The problem that they were formed to solve is that many people who would like to build a home made from local, sustainable materials, Read more …

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