By Paul Wimbush

Having been working on this flat out for five months I am feeling an enormous sense of relief and achievement right now.

I am very proud of what we have created and delighted to be able to share it with the world.

The level of detail and thoroughness that we have gone into is, to my mind, incredible.

I reckon you could pluck a date out of the air anytime over the next 5 years and from our application you could compile an extremely detailed vision of all the activities and structures that would be happening across the site. Down to the number of chicken eggs being laid that week, including where they will have been sold and what the box will have looked like and what the profit margin per egg will be!

It would seem to me that if is at all possible for anything to get through under Pembrokeshire’s new low-impact policy, then this surely must. Two and a half years of work, contributions from countless professionals, endless surveys, reports and feasibility studies have led us to create what amounts to a virtual world.

We will have a new planning officer to examine our case (David Lawrence has retired) and a new planning committee to consider it.

We are expecting a decision May/ June this year.

It is in Great Spirit’s hands now.


Lammas News


We have done it!

The revised Lammas planning application is now in.

To browse through the application visit the 'proposal' page on our website

And see it for yourself!


Please write letters of support. This is a fresh application and so all old letters of support will not be taken into consideration.

Please write to:
Planning Department
Pembrokeshire County Council
1B County Hall
SA61 1TP
Please include the following planning reference in your letter:

Planning application resubmission by Lammas Low Impact Initiatives Ltd for a settlement of nine eco-smallholdings at Pont y Gafel, Glandwr, Pembrokeshire.

And simply indicate your support for the project.


Living In The Future

Undercurrents have releasedthe latest episode of their video series 'Living in the Future' about Lammas and many other ecovillage type projects around the world.

Living in the Future highlights how people have come together to build their own homes, grow their own food, and create lively and sustainable communities.

Watch all the episodes here

Low-Impact News
from around The UK

Sustainable and Affordable Self Build Homes

New Website Launch:

Are you looking to build a sustainable home, and are you looking for land at a reasonable price?
This site aims to provide the opportunities for people to find other people in their area who are also interested in building a sustainable home. There are many benefits of building together, particularly in acquiring land but also in bulk purchase and skill sharing….and eventually in creating strong communities.

Transition Town Movement

Rob Hopkins has recently released his new book “The Transition Handbook”.
For an excellent review of this book by Robert Morgan and a video clip from Caroline Lucas MEP about the transition town movement and the new book, visit:

Community based Renewable Electricity Schemes:

New website:
“We are a non profit making organisation promoting renewable energy (from local natural resources) and the importance of community based, community owned projects for the benefit of all.
We are concerned about the destruction of our environment and the way this will affect the lives of our children and grand children.
This web site is a source of information and a discussion platform for all forms of renewable energy projects, positive ideas, education and the promotion of a healthy environment.
Please help by joining us and sharing your ideas, views, information and thoughts..”

And In Europe

Dutch ecovillage initiative

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