The National Park Authority administers Sustainable Development Fund grants in Pembrokeshire. To read summary details of the projects supported by the fund, choose a project title from the list below.
Y Gragen Eco Build Study Case
Using the opportunity presented by the new earth build (clom) extension to Y Gragen cottage, this project will: a) Produce a full, user friendly report, monitoring and evaluating each element of the building process, bureaucratic process, material sourcing and costings. Supporting technical information and research from related institutes such as the Devon School of Earth Architecture (in Plymouth University) and Devon Earth Building Association will also be included. The report will be available on paper and via the internet b) Raise awareness of clom as a valid eco build material with a local lineage and of the eco benefits of using it in conjunction with other natural materials including thatch, wood pellet central heating, and local sheepswool insulation. This will be achieved through ongoing publicity; a launch day involving the National Park Authority, local and Assembly politicians; educational visits and on-site training.The extension of Y Gragen is informed by the principles of sustainability: Local sourcing, minimal environment impact, value added/employment opportunities and an integral relationship with the local history and landscape. This will be the first new-build clom house in Pembrokeshire for 250 years. The report will be pitched from the level of the self-builder upwards.
Project Total Cost: £30,420.00
Grant Awarded: £5,970.00