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  • Graham Burnett
    ... From: To: Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 4:48 PM Subject: [ecovillageuk] BBCvote - Should the Roundhouse be
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      From: <tony@...>
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      Sent: Monday, November 24, 2003 4:48 PM
      Subject: [ecovillageuk] BBCvote - Should the Roundhouse be pulled down?!?


      >
      > From http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/environment/programmes/countryfile
      >
      >
      > "The 'lost tribe' of Wales
      >
      > Brithdir Mawr in Pembrokeshire, West Wales is home to a small
      > community who have rejected many of the trappings of modern day life
      > in favour of living off the land and relying on natural resources.
      > For years the community lived in isolation on a 165-acre site of
      > farm and woodland. That was until they were spotted by a survey
      > plane and became known as the 'lost tribe' of Wales.
      >
      > John Craven meets members of the Brithdir Mawr community and finds
      > out about their their aim to become self-sufficient. Meanwhile
      > Michaela Strachan learns how the community coppice their wood and
      > meets a woman who has opted for a spartan life in a straw hut.
      >
      > Since the village was first noticed in 1998, Pembrokeshire Coast
      > National Park has insisted the community's turf roofed roundhouse be
      > pulled down. The eco-villagers say it's in harmony with the local
      > environment but the park authority argue it was built without
      > permission and contravenes strict planning regulations.
      >
      > Give your views on the future of the Brithdir Mawr roundhouse in a
      > phone vote:
      >
      > If you think the house should be ALLOWED, call 0900 1 800 311.
      >
      > If you think the house should be DEMOLISHED, call 0900 1 800 322.
      >
      > Calls cost 10p and the lines are open until noon on Monday 24
      > November. Results in the 30 November show."
      >
      >
      > Have a look at this link www.brithdirmawr.com loads of info on the
      > community, including photos.
      > I don't know why the authorities are so frightened of this way of
      > life - the homes are far less destructive to the environment than
      > conventional ones and isn't that what the authorities say they want
      > these days, sustainable development? Maybe there's not enough money
      > to be made.
      > I don't suppose for one moment these communitites would get planning
      > permission if they applied in the usual way, before building, so
      > this appears to be the only way they can do it. Other communities
      > have eventually got planning permission for their homes, and maybe
      > this one can be saved too if there's enough public support for it.
      > I don't know what else we can do yet except make that phone call -
      > hopefully they'll take notice of the result, but as the lines are
      > only open till tomorrow lunchtime (Monday) there's not much time.
      > Please feel free to post this elsewhere (if I've not got there
      > first - I'll be doing the rounds before getting back to me sickbed!)
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Diggers350 - an e-mail discussion/information-share list for campaigners
      > involved with THE LAND IS OURS landrights network (based in the UK ..web
      > ref. www.thelandisours.org). The list was originally concerned with the
      > 350th anniversary of The Diggers (& still is concerned with their
      history).
      > The Diggers appeared at the end of the English Civil war with a mission to
      > make the earth 'a common treasury for all'. In the spring of 1999 there
      > were celebrations to remember the Diggers vision and their contribution.
      > Find out more about the Diggers and see illustrations at:
      > http://www.tlio.demon.co.uk/diggers.htm
      >
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