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…

Tyfu Pobl – Community growers conference

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The One Planet Council gave a presentation to an appreciative audience at the ‘Tyfu Pobl – All Wales Gathering’, last Saturday, 13 June 2015. The event, held at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth and run by Tyfu Pobl (the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens programme in Wales), was the biggest ever…

OPD Training Course Success

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News article / press release: Thursday May 14, 2015 The One Planet Council hosted two training courses last week to provide information and advice about how to put together and assess One Planet Development planning proposals.             The first event was for local authority planners and other professionals, attracting Planning…

Gardd y Gafel planning approval 24/02/2015

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Jacqui Banks and Tom Clare’s planning application for an independent One Planet Development eco-smallholding was approved today by Pembrokeshire planners. The application includes a zero-carbon house with a wide range of ancillary buildings. Their ‘Gardd y Gafel’ project centers around agro-forestry practices.    

Parc y Dwr planning approval 04/11/2014

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Parc y Dwr, in Glandwr, Pembrokeshire has become the first non-retrospective One Planet Development application to receive full planning permission. On Tuesday 4 November 2014, fourteen members of the planning committee voted unanimously in favour of approval. View the Smith family’s application form and supporting documentation on the Pembrokeshire council website. View the Local Planning…