Support still growing to save eco roundhouse
8:01pm Monday 28th October 2013 in News
MORE than 80,000 people have now signed a petition calling on Pembrokeshire County Council to let a young couple keep their self-built home.
Megan Williams and her partner Charlie Hague started the petition after losing an appeal against an enforcement notice stating their wooden roundhouse in Glandwr, where they live with their one-year-old son Eli, must be demolished.
The county council-issued the enforcement notice in 2012 because the eco house had been built without planning permission in open countryside and was therefore contrary to the Joint Unitary Development Plan (JUDP).
The couple are currently waiting to hear whether their application for retrospective planning permission, which includes a detailed One Planet Development management plan, will be granted.
“We are confident that Pembrokeshire County Council will view our retrospective application fairly in line with One Planet Development guidelines,” said Megan.
Despite being built without planning permission, the low-impact home has attracted support from all over the world, and been described as "an example for others to follow".
Megan said: "I know it's not a possibility for everyone, and our situation here is unique, but if young people are to live and work in the area they need somewhere to live."
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