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Plants for a Future Vegan Views 82 (Spring/Summer 1999)

Plants For A Future, a South West based Charity, has been researching edible and otherwise useful plants and ecologically sustainable horticulture on their land in Cornwall for ten years.

They have now resubmitted their Planning Application to Torridge District Council for the Development of Blagdon Cross Plant Research and Demonstration Gardens Near Clawton and Ashwater in North Devon in the area of Holsworthy. Having been frustrated in their endeavour to develop on their land in Cornwall, they bought land in Devon and applied for Planning Permission for change of use from agricultural land to research and demonstration gardens, 3 temporary dwellings, a visitor centre, 5 camping pitches, a 4-acre lake, car park and improved access. This was refused on 26th May 1998 on the grounds of insufficient evidence for the need for resident workers and inadequate information about compost toilets.

The application has been amended to cover these points and to just one temporary residential dwelling, but remains fundamentally the same.

Plants for a Future are pioneering ideas for a more sustainable future and their newly acquired land will prove an excellent educational and recreational facility with many other benefits including environment and economic benefits for the immediate surroundings and beyond.

Plants for a Future are bringing out a new Mail Order Catalogue this Autumn, Planning Courses for the end of the Summer, and arranging volunteer work parties from the end of May onwards. If you would like any other information, you can phone Elaine on 01208 872963 or write enclosing a stamped addressed envelope to: Plants for a Future, The Field, Penpol Lostwithiel, Cornwall PC22 0NO. Website: www.pfaf.org

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