In December 05 Mendip District Council turned down our planning application. We think this was an incorrect decision given central government changes to planning policy aimed at encouraging sustainable business in the countryside along with safeguarding and enhancing our environment. Thus we appealed……
On April 16th 07- We won our appeal
In December 06 we gained lawful use after the planning officer accepted that we had been living in our stables for over 4 years before they served an enforcement notice on us. This gave us the right to live in our convereted stables here, but not to run our centre here or build an eco house, the appeal gave us that. We will build next next year.
Thanks so much to everyone who has supported us through this over the 4 years it has taken.
Here is a copy of the appeal decision Appeal decision
We are leaving this information on our site as a public resource for others who have projects that are environmentally and socially beneficial and are needing to find there way through the planning system.