Lammas Ecovillage

Lammas Ecovillage

Eco-Design/Planning Feature

Overview

No votes yet

Lammas is a cooperative with several hundred members and several thousand supporters. It is dedicated to advocating the benefits of living in an ecovillage named Tir y Gafel, in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. Building work commenced on Tir y Gafel in autumn 2009.

Lammas’ wish is to demonstrate the potential in eco-living in the hopes it will inspire other villages to emulate Tir y Gafel’s example of its use of ‘design and development of productive and sustainable gardens and farms.

It has prompted the Welsh Goverment to draw up a planning strategy for supporting the delivery of sustainable rural communities. It can help to ensure that appropriate development takes place in the right place at the right time by making sufficient land available to provide homes and employment opportunities for local people, helping to sustain rural services. Simultaneously, the planning system must respond to the challenges posed by climate change, for example by accommodating the need for renewable energy generation. It must also protect and enhance the natural and historic environment and safeguard the countryside and open spaces. The overall goal for the planning system is to support living and working rural communities in order that they are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. Planning authorities should seek to strengthen rural communities by helping to ensure that existing residents can work and access services locally using low carbon travel and obtain a higher proportion of their energy needs from local renewable sources.

It takes the view that planning authorities should assess the needs and priorities of rural communities. They should interrogate published sources of information such as the Wales Rural Observatory3, and if necessary commission research to identify rural economic and social conditions and needs. The Local Housing Market Assessment (LHMA), supplemented by community assessments of housing need, provide information on the future requirement for affordable and market housing.

Technical advice no 6
http://wales.gov.uk/docs/desh/policy/100722tan6en.pdf

http://www.ecohouseagent.com/eco-village-lammas.html

Location:

Javascript is required to view this map.

Comments

Post new comment

  • No HTML tags allowed
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.

Connections

Compare related sites, explore the related maps, find out about volunteering, how to get here and more. Soon, you will find ways to share this map here, too.

Getting Here

Contacts

Every site using the same primary Icon on Open Green Map is automatically linked here. You can compare different approaches and solutions on this map and others around the world.
Related Sites Worldwide
Choose a connections category from the list on the left.

Multimedia

Be the first to add a photo, video, or PDF about this site! Each expresses a personal perspective.

Impacts

No impacts have been left for this site yet - be the first!

Post new comment

  • No HTML tags allowed
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Donate to GreenMaps