Approved Applications


These are the applications that have been passed under the One Planet Development Policy since its inception in 2010. As of 12 October 2017 there are twelve approved applications, comprising fifteen individual OPDs. In addition there are nine plots at the Lammas Eco Village in Glandwr, John Hargrave’s Green Apple in Cosheston, and two plots at Brithdir Mawr, all which were granted planning permission under Pembrokeshire’s groundbreaking low impact policy 52. This makes a total of twenty seven individual smallholdings operating under one planet, low impact guidelines in Wales.

  • Willow Farm: Marc Pearton and Suzanne Scale’s prospective application in Jameston, Tenby, Pembrokeshire was approved by the National Park Planning Authority committee in September 2017.  Management Plan
  • Gelli y Gafel: Cathryn Wyatt and Joe Banks’ prospective application in Glandwr, Pembrokeshire was approved by Local Planning Authority in December 2016.  Management Plan
  • Bryn yr Blodau: Samara Hawthorns’ application was refused at local level, and then issued with an enforcement notice by the Council. She appealed against the enforcement notice and won on the grounds that the original application should have been approved. Appeal reference 3142514. Decision date 18.11.2016  Management Plan
  • Hafan Y Coed: Keith and Sam Burgess’ prospective application for a One Planet Development eco-smallholding in Glandwr, Pembrokeshire. Their project centers around agro-forestry practices. Approved within only 3 months from time of submission by Local Panning Authority, August 2016. Management Plan
  • Golwg y Gwenyn: The Watkinson family’s prospective application in Newport, Pembrokeshire is the first OPD to be granted full panning permission within a Welsh National Park. Recommended for approval by the LPA case officer and then going through by a narrow margin of 8 votes to 7 during the committee meeting in July 2016. Management Plan
  • Rhiw Las: is a group of four low-impact smallholdings located between Llanboidy and Whitland in Carmarthenshire. Approved by the local planning officer, subsequently refused by the local committee and finally approved on appeal by planning inspector Alwyn B Nixon in June 2016. Further details on their case.  Management Plan
  • Land formerly known as Hebron Farm: Salena Walker and Christopher Richard’s prospective application for a low-impact development in Hebron, Carmarthenshire. Approved by Local Panning Authority in January 2016. Management Plan Pwll Broga
  • Pwll Broga: Megan Williams and Charlie Hague’s retrospective planning application for their ‘hobbit house’ in north Pembrokeshire. Approved by planning inspector Kay Sheffield in July 2015. Pwll Broga Management Plan
  • Gardd y Gafel : Jacqui Banks and Tom Clare’s prospective application for a One Planet Development eco-smallholding in Glandwr, Pembrokeshire. Their project centers around agro-forestry practices. Approved by local authority committee February 2015. Gardd-Y-Gafel OPD Management Plan
  • Parc y Dwr : The Smith family’s prospective application for a low-impact development adjacent to Glandwr, Pembrokeshire. Approved unanimously by committee November 2014. Parc y Dwr Managment Plan
  • Nant y Cwm farm: The Moody family’s retrospective application in Caerphilly for one livestock-based smallholding. Approved by the local planning authority in April 2014. Nant y Cwm OPD Management Plan
  • Tir Sisial: A prospective application for a woodland-based holding in Ceredigion. Approved initially with a 5 year temporary permission in November 2011 and subsequently granted full OPD status by committee in 2017. Tir Sisial OPD Management Plan