Fifteen Criteria for developments associated with sustainable landbased rural activities

Low Impact Development BookLow Impact Development book

Low Impact Development is an idea whose time has come. A radical form of sustainable housing and livelihood which is in tune with the natural environment, it offers us innovative solutions for the environmental, social and economic challenges of the 21st century.

This book 90-page A5 book outlines the what, why and how of Low Impact Development. In addition to exploring its potential, the book contains inspiring stories from those who have put Low Impact Development into practice, and plenty of ideas of how you can get involved.

Diggers and dreamers

Diggers & Dreamers is a not-for-profit collective, which has published a guide to communal living in the UK (occasionally with information on some communities abroad, too), every other year since 1989.


The Land is Ours

TLIO campaigns peacefully for access to the land, its resources, and the decision-making processes affecting them, for everyone, irrespective of race, gender or age.

Chapter 7

Chapter 7 offers free telephone planning advice to smallholders, low impact builders, caravan and shack dwellers and other low income rural people experiencing problems with the planning authorities.

Lammas Low-Impact Development

Lammas recently attained planning permission to build an ecovillage in Wales which combines the traditional smallholding model with the latest innovations in environmental design, green technology and permaculture.

The proposal is for a new settlement of 9 eco-smallholdings, a campsite and a community hub building. It is sited on 76 acres of mixed pasture and woodland next to the village of Glandwr, Pembrokeshire. Construction began in the autumn of 2009.