Time to change Eco Home Laws

Eco Home BuilderI can’t help but think that is time to change the planning laws for Eco Homes.

Now this does not mean that anyone should be able to build anything anywhere, but surely if a home is recyclable so most if not all of the materials  are biodegradable and sourced locally then then should be an exception in case?

An example of this would be the home built in Pembrokeshire Wales by Sculptor Charlie Hague and his wife Megan Williams, Made from straw bales rendered in lime with a turfed roof, situated on land owned by Mr Hague’s parents, it took less than 12 months to build and cost around £15,000.

Planning permission was not initially sought although retrospective permission was applied for and turned down. Mum of one, Megan 26, acknowledged their property was built without prior consent and that ‘wasn’t the best start’.

There is even a petition with 2,661 supporters signed up to date here, I would encourage you to sign up for and support them in their quest to keep their eco home.

eco home in winterNo one can deny this eco home sits blending into it’s environment as you can see in both in winter and summer alike, Whilst I agree from the perspective that planning should be applied for in all cases our laws defiantly should be looked at to make the process easier for those who do want to make the correct environmental choice.

I do hope that they eventually get permission granted for this beautiful little hobbit of an eco home.


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