Eco-friendly house ordered demolished

"[UK] An historic 18th century house on the edge of a National park in north-west England, has been refused classification as a dwelling after tens of thousands were spent installing an off-grid system."
http://www.off-grid.net/2008/11/12/brainless-council-bans-eco-house/
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HeyBub wrote:

There are those who want The US to be more like Europe. We already have stupid bureaucrats and politicians.
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wrote:

So...if you use a propane tank to power your stove and a woodstove to heat your house it doesn't qualify as a "dwelling"? Wow. Half the people in my rural upstate NY community must be living in barns, because that's the standard practice around here. There are also quite a few people using solar and wind/water power to stay off the grid as much as possible. These non-"dwellings" aren't dumps, many are worth more than $250K. Guess we should just knock them all down as "blighted". Just goes to prove that bureaucratic idiocy isn't just an American thing.
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On 11/17/08 12:04 pm HeyBub wrote:

They must have been taking lessons from American Home Owners' Associations.
Perce
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