Sometimes you just have to speak out against Rules.. And While I so understand the need to have planning permission, Can any of you reading this see the need to demolish this perfectly blending home built of natural materials on privately owned land. In Pembrokeshire Wales UK, Hand built by the couple living in it?
Have you taken a look around your towns and cities in the UK or your area and seen the monstrosities that are built, do they blend in with the countryside, do they take into account an eco friendly environment? Just take a look inside this fabulous place built with natural woods
I know I seem to be posting a few petitions recently and received this one from Change.org . I only got around to reading today having sat in my overcrowded email box for 8 days. So I am appealing to you to click the links and ask if you would sign this petition… We are being squeezed left right and Centre and this piece of architecture should be given a prize for its innovation not be condemned to be pulled down, this would benefit no one .
The petition has gone world wide, so I am asking you to spread it a little further by signing and passing it on.. Many thanks in anticipation of your support for this couple.
Below is the wording on the petition email and the links to press to join the petition .. Love and Blessings and Thank you Sue
“Locals call it the Hobbit House, for Charlie, Meg and one-year old Eli, it is their family home.
Charlie and Meg built their home entirely by hand using all natural materials on Charlie’s parents’ private land in North Pembrokeshire. The unique, environmentally friendly house has become well known in the local area.
However Charlie and Meg built their home without planning permission and now the Council have told the couple that they must return the land to its previous condition. This means destroying the house that they took a year to build.
The couple have applied for retrospective planning permission and Meg has started a petition on Change.org to try and save her home.
“We have built a home on private land in the area that we both grew up in. It is built out of low impact, natural and recycled materials. In building the house we have not caused any negative effects on the surrounding area or its population, we have simply created shelter as is our human right. We understand that the planning system is there for a reason, however we feel that big steps need to be taken in order to make low impact living more achievable and accessible to the population. Our application contains a One Planet Development management plan which sets out our plans for living lightly on the land. This management plan follows One Planet Development Practical Guidance Technical Advice Note 6 dated October 2012 guidelines set out by the Welsh Assembly and therefore our home is in accordance with these targets.”
Over 75,000 people are supporting Meg’s petition. What do you think? To help the family defend their home sign Meg’s petition.
Katherine and the UK Change.org team”
Update… Here is the link to the One Planet Development Practical Guide Technical Advice Note 6 guidlines which this couple complied with
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