Next meeting Friday 26th August, Carmarthen

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The next One Planet Council monthly meeting takes place between 11am and 1pm, Friday 26th August, 2016. Venue: Room BR6, Main Reception Building, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen, SA31 3EP. Join our Facebook page for notification of future meetings.

Planning Appeal Success for Rhiw Las OPD!

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Wednesday 29 June 2016 What’s the news? Rhiw Las is a group of four low-impact smallholdings in Carmarthenshire, a ‘One Planet Development’ (OPD) between Llanboidy and Whitland. Their planning application was submitted in November 2014 and subsequently refused by Carmarthenshire Council’s Planning Committee, against the planning officer’s recommendation of approval. That decision has now been…

OPC social event, Cardiff, 16th June 2016

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We will have a social meeting in Cardiff on the evening of 16th June intended especially for those who are interested in group OPD, eco-villages or other forms of community.  This follows the Intentional Communities Symposium on the same day.  Several OPD-ers went along to this event last year and had a great time, and…

OPD Training Courses April 2016

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Following last year’s successful events, we are pleased to announce a second Open Countryside One Planet Development CPD one day training course, taking place at Nant-y-Cwm farm just north of Cardiff on Friday April 8th (Planning professionals) and Saturday 9th (Applicants and interested parties) 2016. Many planning officers, consultants and applicants attended last years groundbreaking…

Off-grid internship opportunity at Lammas

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January 2016. One Planet People: Off-grid internship with Simon and Jasmine Dale, pioneers at the Lammas Eco Villlage in Pembrokeshire, Wales. As a new generation of aspiring land stewards, we wish to minimise dependence on fossil fuels whilst learning to meet our basic needs of food, shelter, energy and livelihood, from the land.  This has…

Hebron OPD granted planning permission. A first for Carmarthenshire!

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7th January 2016. Congratulations to Salena Walker and Christopher Richards, originally from South Wales, on obtaining planning permission for their 4 hectare smallholding in Hebron, Carmarthenshire. This is the first One Planet Development application to be granted permission in Carmarthenshire, and the first application to be granted permission by a Welsh local authority without going to committee.…

One Planet Council meeting in Cardiff, 15/01/2016

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The next One Planet Council monthly meeting takes place between 11am and 1pm, Friday 15th January. Venue: Cardiff Metropolitan University, Room O1.34, Llandaff Campus, Western Ave, Cardiff CF5 2YB. Taking part is a very helpful way to become more informed about One Planet Development, either as a supporter, applicant, or both – even if it’s simply to…

Rhiw Las to appeal against refusal

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An application for a 4-unit One Planet Development at Rhiw Las, near Whitland, was today turned down by the Carmarthenshire Planning Committee, going against the officer’s recommendation for approval. This was the first One Planet Development application in Carmarthenshire with more expected soon. Whilst this is clearly disappointing for the applicants, perhaps most disappointing was…

2015 Annual Gathering, 26 September, Moelyci, Bangor

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Main programme starts 11am and finishes 6.30pm, followed by dinner and further offerings. Free Admission. Bring lunch to share, with evening meal available at cost price. Camping spaces available. List of local places to stay: Accommodation List 2015 A celebration of all things OPD, a look back at what we have achieved over the last year, and a look forward to plans…