Stories :: Lammas

The Lammas Project is a voluntary organisation that has been working to promote low impact development for several years. It was involved in the development of a Low Impact planning policy in Pembrokeshire and subsequently the Wales -wide 'One Planet Development' policy. This policy allows low impact building and living where it is tied to working the land for a simple livelihood.

Meanwhile in 2009 Lammas managed to get permission for a settlement of nine 5 acre low-impact smallholdings under Pembrokeshire's policy. The Tir-y-Gafel settlement is well underway. Much of the infrastrucuture is now in place and the buildings are starting to go up. Thousands of trees have been planted, gardens have been established, a communal hub building is almost complete, a hydroelectric system is providing electricity and trackways in place. To find out more about the settlement check out the Lammas website.

Lammas also provides advice and solidarity to those pursuing low impact living elsewhere. For more details about the project see www.lammas.org.uk