Landmark off-grid housing victory

Charlotte Landmatters Allaleigh
Charlotte celebrates with a cuppa

Landmatters – a UK off-grid, co-operative battling to keep their hilltop bender community in Devon – has won temporary planning (zoning) permission after a public enquiry. The group of 16 people, featured in Nick Rosen’s book, How to Live Off-grid: Journeys Outside the System, own 42 acres in South Hams, Devon, which by coincidence was named yesterday as one of the least affordable places to live in the British Isles. Houses there cost 10.2 times the average local wage, compared to a national average of 6.7. Landmatters met hostility from neighbours living in multimillion pound houses. The group paid just

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