One Planet Development
The one planet council is a voluntary body the promotes one planet development but what is one planet development?
One planet development is a scheme by the welsh government through Technical Advice Note 6 (TAN 6) and Planning Policy Wales (PPW) this sets out policies for people who want to live a more sustainable life.
The policy states:
“4.5.11 Closely aligned to the commitments to tackling climate change is the Welsh Government’s approach to reducing the ecological footprint of Wales. Our Sustainable Development Scheme sets out an ambition for Wales to use its fair share of the Earth’s resources, where, within a generation, our ecological footprint is reduced to the global average availability of resources – 1.88 global hectares per person. The current footprint shows that, if everyone on the Earth lived as we do, we would use 2.7 planets worth of resources. Reducing Wales’ ecological footprint will require a large reduction in the total resources used to sustain our lifestyles. The policy and guidance set out here in PPW will make an important contribution to reducing our footprint, whilst delivering sustainable development and tackling climate change.”
Essentially this allows individuals, groups or communities to occupy agricultural land, allowing them to build ecological homes and sustainable land based businesses.
For more information visit the One Planet Development section of the Further Information page.