Monthly Archives: September 2010

Straw Clay

STRAW CLAY WORKSHOP Sat and Sun 2 & 3 October Straw clay is an innovative building method which combines the best of cob with the best of straw bale. It is done by building a timber frame and then infilling … Continue reading

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Lancaster co-housing prices

Lancaster are an urban co housing project. It’s great to see them getting there at last. I am posting these – for comparison with our project. Sometimes we seem to think the costs we talkabout are a bit OTT – … Continue reading

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The Root of our Problem

As can be seen from my last post the planning system lies at the root of our problem. It is no accident that it is very difficult to find a place where we can share a reasonable amount of space … Continue reading

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The planning rules and what they mean for Prospect

Report of conversation with head planning officer (Torridge District Council) following the Buckland Mill consultation. Location for conversion of existing buildings or new build must be within the developable area of a town or substantial village. Additional residential accommodation outside … Continue reading

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