Monday, August 5, 2013

Council orders demolition of Hobbit House

Council orders demolition of Hobbit House

A young couple in Pembrokeshire who built an eco home without planning permission have been told to pull it down

Posted by the planet @ 10:32 AM (1420 views)
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10 thoughts on “Council orders demolition of Hobbit House

  • happy mondays says:

    Lovely property, such a shame!

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  • stillthinking says:

    It’s so blatant now and nobody cares.

    Anyway, I don’t care about UK taxes. Ha HA!

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    That’s a bit sad.

    But you do wonder why these people went to such trouble to get their new house on telly (I’m sure it was on that Kevin McCloud Homey w-nk fest) or to have a web site for it..? How about keeping quiet about it and just enjoying it for its own sake (like that bloke who hid his castle in a hay stack, fair play to him).

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  • Meanwhile planning permission for the abomination that is Fracking, according to Osborne, will be rushed through the new planning system with little or no opportunity for local people or locally elected decision makers to stop it.
    “Planning is a rigorous process with clear guidelines and if it is to be enforced fairly must also be upheld by everyone”
    unless you are Caudrilla, that is, or Tesco or Sainsburys or some other corporate player with politicians in your pocket.
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  • They would not get away with pulling that down here in Ireland as the ‘family home’ is protected by the constitution – Only in the UK would NIMBY shit face councilor want to pull down someones home for essentially no reason other than the planning officer doesn’t like it.
    Here you may not get planning, but you could live there without fear of it being demolished. The biggest problem is that you would not be able to sell it as no one could get a mortgage on it.

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  • This story was in the Daily Wail a few days ago… with a sympathetic bias towards the couple.

    It highlights the problem in many rural areas:

    The pair acknowledged their property was built without prior consent but said there was no other way for them to afford their own home.
    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.’

    Doesn’t the Daily Wail and its swivel-eyed readership see the contradiction in its sympathy for this couple – and its hatred for town hall bureaucracy – with its championing of every small increase in house prices and ‘protection of the countryside’ from building?

    When is the Daily Wail and its readers going to campaign for a relaxation of planning rules in the countryside and address the real issue of affordability, poverty and homeless in rural areas? Never is my guess.

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  • The thing that gets me is that individuals cannot build on their smallholding, but the big developers get to do urban extensions. The house builders love the planning system because it eliminates many “wild cat builders”. Meanwhile, the countryside being planted for oil seed RAPE

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  • to put in cars as subsidised fuel has lower biodiversity than the average garden.

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  • But why didn’t they seek planning permission in the first place? Was it because they couldn’t submit plans because they made it up as they went along? And it seems silly to publicise a place you’ve built w/o PP.

    And the council is considering a retrospective planning application, so presumably the order to demolish is on hold until that is sorted out. Seems like a bureaucratic tangle to have both the order and retrospective application running concurrently. Could it go in the owners’ favour after the planning inspector has put his foot down?

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  • Always the little people punished.

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