20 January 1999
Trouble for Bubble in Somerset

THE Guardian reports on an attempt to establish a “sustainable smallholding” in Somerset.

Tinkers Bubble was a neglected, semi-commercial orchard and smallholding of 16.1ha (40 acres) when it was bought by a group of 10 people in 1993.

The “settlers” have attempted to create an organic self-sufficient farm.

They have been five-year temporary planning permission by South Somerset District Council, but some local politicians are opposed to the development.

  • The Guardian 20/01/99 page 4/5 (Society)