Latest news from the ELC

26 September 2019

Donate to the Ecological Land Trust to repair and restore wildlife habitats on farmland in England and Wales. We do this work because for the past four decades much of Britain's agricultural land has been depleted by over-use and contaminated with agri-chemicals. Many farmland species, pollinators and habitats have been lost or are severely threatened.

21 September 2019

For our site 'Furzehill' on Gower, South Wales we will be applying for planning permission using the One Planet Development planning policy.

21 August 2019

We’ve submitted our planning application to create three ecological smallholdings on our site in Sparkford, South Somerset (the land north of Sparkford Hill Lane). Whoop!

20 July 2019

On Wednesday 17th July, we held a community meeting for Gower residents where we presented and discussed our plans to create a cluster of three residential small and ecological farms accompanying land-based businesses at our 18 acre Furzehill site.

11 July 2019

We’ve now installed solar panels on the barn and rain water catchment in place — vital infrastructure for low-impact living ready for our new farmers to move on site.

8 July 2019

Meet Ruth! The Ecological Land Cooperative’s new planning manager. 

Ruth is passionate about lowimpact, landbased living having worked in the planning sector working towards positive change for 4 years. With a strong committment to environmental and social justice Ruth is the perfect person to research, write and submit our planning applications to create clusters of new small farms - enabling new entrants to work and live on the land...

18 June 2019

We invite you to come and help shape an exciting new opportunity for growers and farmers on Gower

The Ecological Land Cooperative (ELC), a not-for-profit social enterprise has purchased an 18-acre site on Gower, a site called ‘Furzehill’ near Lunnon. We would like to invite you to a community meeting to discuss our plans for the fields.

17 June 2019

'Planning Barriers Faced by New Organic Horticulture Businesses in England' is a jointly written report by the Landworkers' Alliance and the Ecological Land Cooperative, demonstrating a number of examples where a new entrant to organic horticulture has sought permission from their local authority, either for infrastructure or temporary accommodation

16 June 2019

Permanent planning permission at Greenham is secured. Hurrah!