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Tepee man wins court case.

The tent dwellers of Tepee Valley in Carmarthen were celebrating a major legal victory yesterday after the Welsh Office conceded it made an "error of law" in the way it imposed planning restrictions on Britain's oldest and largest alternative community.

The Welsh Office's climb-down came on the second day of a High Court hearing in London in which Brig Oubridge, aged 48, challenged an order banning him from placing tepees on the land where he has lived and brought up his family for 20 years at Penlan Fach, Llanfynydd.

His appeal was seen as a test case for the Tepee Valley community which was established in 1976 and now has 40 permanent families living on 150 acres.
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Sep 10, 1999
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