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biffvernon



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:25 am    Post subject: Muxbeare Orchard Reply with quote

Planning laws are sometimes bonkers.

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A COUPLE living an "off-grid" lifestyle say they face prison unless they move from their own land in Willand and return to an existence in the benefits trap.

Stig and Dinah Mason bought Muxbeare Orchard after a sudden windfall allowed them to quit their impoverished lives on a Hertfordshire council estate two years ago....



http://www.thisisdevon.co.uk/Injunction-end-month/story-12812676-detail/story.html
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"To get planning permission to move onto agricultural land, you have to prove first there is a need for someone to live there, for example, to tend livestock and look after crops, and second, that the enterprise can provide living income for at least one worker."

I'd have thought they could do that with four acres
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The official attitude has to change. These people have improved the land and are not a burden on the state. Leave them alone and encourage others to emulate them.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.petitiononline.co.uk/petition/remove-the-injunction-to-evict-the-masons-from-muxbeare-orchard/3054
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