Welsh Designer Creates Portable And Sustainable Homes

The government of Wales has proposed One Planet Development guidelines that seek to position Wales as a leader in lowering the carbon footprint of its inhabitants and encouraging sustainable development.

26th June 2016

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The government of Wales has proposed One Planet Development guidelines that seek to position Wales as a leader in lowering the carbon footprint of its inhabitants and encouraging sustainable development. The policy is about Wales’ aspiration to live within its global means inside of one generation. It is a forward thinking approach to creating more sustainable lives.

Recently, Mark Waghorn, lead architect of the Mark Waghorn Design practice in South West Wales, spoke to Energy Saving Trust about how he designs portable and sustainable properties that meed the One Planet Development guidelines. He explains, “Management plans have to be submitted showing how you will use local resources, grow your own food, manage waste – and the dwelling has to be removable.

“It’s a radical approach about minimizing environmental impact, and it’s not just about CO2. It assumes all the world’s resources are shared equally and pushes you to live within your means. You have to include information about consumer purchases and transport as well. It’s suitable for individuals, couples, or families and is perfectly achievable using current building methods and technologies. There have been six or seven applications approved so far.”

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