Eco-community wins right to remain
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See inside Devon's Landmatters eco-community after planning win

An eco-community which produces its own power has been given permanent planning permission after a 10-year battle.

Landmatters, which includes 16 adults and seven children, live on 42 acres of land it owns near Totnes in Devon.

Members had previously been granted temporary permission to live on the site where they grow their own food and water is hand pumped from a well.

The group has now been granted permanent planning permission after South Hams District Council said its "low impact way of life" was "not damaging".

  • 27 Jul 2016