How green is your house?

An eco-house in Pembrokeshre with a minimal carbon footprint is to be demolished because planners judged that it "failed to make a positive environmental impact", The Times reports. Of course, carbon footprints are a lousy way of measuring environmental impact, but any fool can see that not just the house but the way the occupiers live their life has minimal impact on the local or global environment. This isn't about environmental benefit (imagine if all other developments were judged by that test), but about the Authority showing who is boss. Yet another loser created by a planning system whose incentives are biased heavily towards rejection.