Meeting report, August 4

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We had a good OPC meeting on Friday. Three sets of people came who have land and are in the process of setting up a planning application, in Ammanford, Pencader and Hebron. Also attending: – Chris Colley from woodlands.co.uk – actively supports OPD, and is offering 11 acres near Builth Wells ONLY for OPD! THIS…

Future of Farming in Wales post-Brexit

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The One Planet Council has published its response to the Welsh Government’s Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into the Future of Agricultural and Rural Development Policies in Wales. The Council believes that Brexit offers an opportunity to redefine Wales’ relationship with the land and to align policies and practices with the aspirations…

One Planet produce label takes off!

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[cycloneslider id=”label”] The One Planet Council has launched a label to identify produce grown on One Planet Developments. Only One Planet Development business owners may use the label. The ‘One Planet Produce’ label serves both to raise awareness, and so that consumers can see the provenance of the goods they are purchasing. Consumers will have confidence that…

Pembrokeshire OPD features on Channel 4’s Grand Designs

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Simon and Jasmine Dale’s low impact smallholding, located within the Lammas Eco village in Glandwr, Pembrokeshire, has just featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs. Their beautiful energy efficient dwelling, was self-designed and built with the help of volunteers for only £27,000. A remarkably achievement when you consider that a regular self-built home of similar size and spec would normally cost…

Annual Autumn Gathering 1/10/2016

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        Join us for the One Planet Council’s third annual gathering, Saturday 1st October 2016. 11am till 5pm with music afterwards into the night.
 Venue: The Hub, Lammas Eco Village, Tir-y-Gafel, Glandwr, Pembrokeshire (SA34 0YD). Come to find out the practical realities and possibilities for low-impact living in Wales and show support for the…

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…