Change land laws to allow proper eco-villages

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Change land laws to allow proper eco-villages

Post: #196760 contadina
Mon May 17, 2010 12:26 pm

Some friends have setup a charity in the UK which campaigns for changes in the use of land laws to allow eco-villages to be setup and run much easier. We're not talking about Barratt Homes or Peter Mandleson's idea of eco-villages here. These are proper eco-villages, like the Lammas Project that are self-built, zero carbon community smallholdings where people can be self-sufficient.

More details are available on their website http://growup.org.uk/. Please 'sign' their petition at...
http://www.petitiononline.com/l0a9h0e3/petition.html

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Re: Change land laws to allow proper eco-villages

Post: #196789 Green Aura
Mon May 17, 2010 9:54 pm

I saw this on Facebook a couple of days ago and bookmarked it to have a good look at later. I'll sign the petition too.

However, with the new regime I can't see it having much success I'm afraid :(
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Re: Change land laws to allow proper eco-villages

Post: #196798 contadina
Tue May 18, 2010 5:35 am

It took the Lammas project http://www.lammas.org.uk/ three years to get planning permission under Pembrokeshire County Council's adopted low-impact policy, so it can be done :)

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Re: Change land laws to allow proper eco-villages

Post: #196854 grahamhobbs
Tue May 18, 2010 1:09 pm

This is good but we need a wider campaign, the left has always campaigned for the right to work, we need a right to live, the right to live a self-sufficient life. In Britain there is sufficient agricultural land for each family to have 3 acres, we should have the right to live on the land if we are using the land productively or self-sufficiently. Why can some people have acres beside their house to keep their riding horses on, but others can't grow their own food?


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