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A ‘One Planet’ neighbourhood in Wales

A pioneering study has begun in a part of Wales, UK, aimed at pointing the way towards ‘One Planet’ neighbourhoods. One of the instigators is ‘The One Planet Life’ author David Thorpe, in his capacity as an Administrator of Calon… Continue Reading →

What is One Planet Development in Wales?

Above: the One Planet Council 2015 annual gathering The Welsh Government has a unique policy to support One Planet Development. Here is how it works: Through Technical Advice Note 6 (TAN 6) and Planning Policy Wales (PPW) it sets out… Continue Reading →

The 23 One Planet Developments in Wales

By Stefan Cartwright. There have been 23 planning applications that have been passed under Wales’ ‘One Planet’ Development Policy since its inception in 2010. As of 22 November 2016 there were ten approved applications, comprising thirteen individual OPDs. In addition there are nine ‘One… Continue Reading →

Welsh government aims for One Planet Wales by 2050

The Welsh government has confirmed its commitments to achieving its goal that the ecological footprint of the whole of Wales should be reduced to its fair share of the planet’s total ecological footprint within a generation – taken to be by 2050,… Continue Reading →

One Planet produce label takes off!

The One Planet Council has launched a label to identify produce grown on One Planet Developments, as determined by them being granted planning permission as such by a local authority in Wales. Only One Planet Development business owners may use… Continue Reading →

Californian ‘one planet’ development planned around urban farm reaps first harvest

Homes and farmland at The Cannery. The first American housing project that puts an urban farm intentionally in the centre of a community has begun to win awards and serve its first harvest. It is billed as California’s first farm-to-table… Continue Reading →

How a young family’s ‘One Planet’ home won an epic planning battle

The house that Charlie and Meg built. Their ‘hobbit home’, rescued from demolition, in Pembrokeshire, Wales A zero energy roundhouse, built by a young family, has been saved from demolition following an appeal to the local planning authority. Their campaign… Continue Reading →

Living the One Planet Life at the UK’s 15 year old sustainable community

The view from the south looking over the lake towards the terrace. Not far from the minster town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire, in England’s Midlands (Robin Hood country to you) Hockerton housing cooperative is one of the UK’s best-known example of… Continue Reading →

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