South West Wales

Couple win appeal to save 'hobbit home' in Crymych

Image caption The couple built the house for around £12,000 using local materials

A "hobbit-style" roundhouse has been saved from demolition after its Pembrokeshire owners won their appeal.

Megan Williams and Charlie Hague built their eco-friendly home in her parents' garden in Glandwr, near Crymych.

Council officials rejected their retrospective planning bid last summer and the couple launched an appeal.

But the Planning Inspectorate allowed their appeal on Tuesday, saying it was "an acceptable form of residential development" in the countryside.

Planning Inspector Kay Sheffield said the development met the requirements of the Welsh government's One Planet Development policy.

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Image caption Branches and other natural materials have been used to construct the dwelling

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