P161 Teletext 161 Nov 6 21:04:01    ————————————————  —————————————————— ECO-FRIENDLY INITIATIVE RUBBISHED? There was nothing on any map, so when a pilot caught a glimpse of something mysterious concealed on a Welsh hillside he took a closer look. What he found astonished him. Hidden in the national park below was a modern- day, secret village of 22 residents who were self-sufficient. But instead of being praised for their eco-friendly initiatives, the village now faces being bulldozed. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— by Bernadette Carroll WIN A CAMCORDER p465 Eco Tips Health Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 161 Nov 6 21:00:01    ————————————————  —————————————————— ECO-FRIENDLY INITIATIVE RUBBISHED? The people of Brithdir Mawr dream of living a communual, self-sufficient, eco-friendly existence. They grow vegetables, produce milk and cheese, draw their water from a stream, erect buildings of straw, wood and turf and light them with power from the sun. For five years they lived without interference from the outside world until a pilot flying overhead saw the bright glint of a solar panel. ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Fun and Games 150 Bamboozle 152 WIN A CAMCORDER p465 Eco Tips Health Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 161 Nov 6 21:00:00    ————————————————  —————————————————— ECO-FRIENDLY INITIATIVE RUBBISHED? The pilot, conducting an a—rial survey for Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, had by chance discovered an eco-friendly commune. The park's planning officers were perturbed - they had given permission for the renovation of an old farmhouse but there were no records of a settlement of this size and nature. "The village does not have planning permission," said a park spokesman. ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Are you ready for the year 2000? 106 BEWARE OF HOUSEHOLD HAZARDS p163 Eco Tips Health Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 161 Nov 6 21:00:01    ————————————————  —————————————————— ECO-FRIENDLY INITIATIVE RUBBISHED? Pembrokeshire Coast National Park has ordered that six eco-friendly buildings - including a roundhouse with a turf roof and a wooden marquee - be demolished. The planners have also demanded that a small lake dug by the communees be filled in. The residents of Brithdir Mawr intend to fight the park's ruling, a decision that could lead to a public inquiry. ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Have you seen Family Finance? 540 GREEN TV TODAY AND TOMORROW p165 Eco Tips Health Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 161 Nov 6 21:01:20    ————————————————  —————————————————— ECO-FRIENDLY INITIATIVE RUBBISHED? Liz Terry, 28, one of Brithdir Mawr's residents, says tearing down their eco- friendly village would be a "disgrace". "The Government is constantly harping on about how important it is for everyone to lead an eco-friendly existence," says the mother of two. "We are addressing issues by taking care of the land and ensuring that people can live in a sustainable way." ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Eco Scene 148 Love Stars 418 GREEN EVENTS p165 Eco Tips Health Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 161 Nov 6 21:01:43    ————————————————  —————————————————— ECO-FRIENDLY INITIATIVE RUBBISHED? Brithdir Mawr's eco-village was founded by architectural historian, Julian Orbach, 45, five years ago. There are now 10 adults and 12 children living there. They farm the site, kedp goats and pull loads with horses. Income for the community comes from members running a range of courses in subjects such as dry stone walling and straw bale building, and a hostel open to visitors at £4 a night. ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Don't get Bamboozled! 152 CHECK OUT THE GREEN KITCHEN p164 Eco Tips Health Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 161 Nov 6 21:03:07    ————————————————  —————————————————— ECO-FRIENDLY INITIATIVE RUBBISHED? Liz Tjrry, a resident of Brithdir Mawr, fears if her eco-village is torn down, any chance of mankind leading a sustainable existence will diminish. "If we are not supported in our life- style, what's the point in anyone else trying it out?" she says. "If we go back to leading a costly existence, in terms of resources, then there's no hope of a future. Is that what we want?" ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Are you ready for the Millennium? 106 FOR FULL GREEN SCENE INDEX p160 Eco Tips Health Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 161 Nov 6 21:01:00    ————————————————  —————————————————— ECO-FRIENDLY INITIATIVE RUBBISHED? A spokeswoman from Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, says it is in "full support" of eco-friendly objectives. She says: "We applaud green principles but it is very unfortunate the people of this eco-village did not come and talk to us first. "If we left the development intact without planning permission, it would open the floodgates to other people to build whatever they wanted." ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— e-mail: greenscene@teletext.co.uk WRITE TO: GREEN SCENE, P B/X 287, LONDON SW6 1XT. FAX:0171 386 5618 Eco Tips Health Recipe TV