Approved Applications

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These are the applications that have been passed under the One Planet Development Policy since its inception in 2010. As of 23 May 2019 there are twenty six approved applications, comprising twenty nine individual OPDs. Some examples are given below. This is not a full list – some OPDs prefer not to make themselves public, and there may be more that are not known to us. 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 forty one individual smallholdings operating under one planet, low impact guidelines in Wales.

  • Baradwys: Prospective OPD application Clunderwen, Pembrokeshire. Approved by Local Planning Authority Committee, May 2019.
  • Parc y Dderwen: Prospective OPD application Llangolman, Pembrokeshire. Approved by Local Planning Authority Committee, May 2019.
  • Land at Cryn-Fryn: Prospective OPD application Penwuch, Ceredigion. Approved by Local Planning Authority, January 2019. Management Plan
  • Parc y Delyn: Prospective OPD application Cilgwyn, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Approved by Local Planning Authority, January 2019. Management Plan
  • Tir Heddwch: Prospective OPD application in the Dyfi Valley, Powys. Approved by Local Planning Authority, December 2018.
  • Cwrcoed-Uchaf: Prospective OPD application Llangoedmor, Ceredigion. Approved by Local Planning Authority, September 2018.
  • Twiscob Top: Prospective OPD application Cascob, Presteigne, Powys. Approved by Local Planning Authority, September 2018. Management Plan
  • Allt Cefn Ffynnon: Prospective OPD application nr Llanarth, Ceredigion. Approved by Local Planning Authority, July 2018.  Management Plan
  • Gardd Darna: Prospective OPD application Clunderwen, Pembrokeshire. Approved by Local Planning Authority, August 2018. Management Plan
  • Coed Allt Goch: Prospective OPD application in Llanddewi Brefi, Ceredigion. Approved by Local Planning Authority, March 2018.  Management Plan
  • PencoedProspective OPD application in Llechryd, Cardigan, Ceredigion. Approved by Local Planning Authority, March 2018.  Management Plan
  • Ty Coed: Prospective OPD application in Glyndyfrydwy, Denbighshire. Approved unanimously (16 to 0) by council committee, March 2018.  Management Plan
  • Cae Calon: Prospective OPD application Marletwy, nr Narberth, Pembrokeshire. Refused by the local planning authority and subseqently approved on appeal by the Planning Inspectorate December 2017. Of particular note is planning inspector Nicola Gulley’s comment: “In reaching this decision, I have taken into account the ways of working set out at section 5 of the WBFGA (Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and I consider that this decision is in accordance with the sustainable development principle through its contribution towards one or more of the Welsh Ministers well-being objectives set out as required by Section 8 of the WBFGA.”
  • Willow Farm: Prospective OPD application in Jameston, Tenby, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park was approved by committee, September 2017.  Management Plan
  • Gelli y Gafel: Prospective OPD application in Glandwr, Pembrokeshire. Approved by Local Planning Authority, December 2016.  Management Plan
  • Bryn yr Blodau: OPD application in Pembrokeshire. Refused at local level, and then issued with an enforcement notice by the Council. Applicant 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: Prospective OPD application 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.
  • Golwg y Gwenyn: Prospective OPD application in Newport, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park 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 OPD 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: Prospective OPD application in Hebron, Carmarthenshire. Approved by Local Panning Authority, January 2016. Management Plan
  • Pwll Broga:  Retrospective OPD planning application in North Pembrokeshire. Approved by planning inspector Kay Sheffield, July 2015. Pwll Broga Management Plan
  • Pencedni (formerly Gardd y Gafel) : Prospective OPD 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 : Prospective OPD application in Glandwr, Pembrokeshire. Approved unanimously by committee November 2014. Parc y Dwr Managment Plan
  • Nant y Cwm farm: Retrospective OPD application in Caerphilly for one livestock-based smallholding. Approved by local planning authority, April 2014. Nant y Cwm OPD Management Plan
  • Tir Sisial: Retrospective OPD 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