The residents of Holt's Field near Swansea, west Wales, were last night celebrating their success in saving their unusual properties from the bulldozer.
The 14-acre site is one of the few surviving developments of wooden chalets from between the wars. The homes have been praised by Prince Charles's architectural magazine, Perspectives, for their eco-friendliness.
Six years ago a property company, Elitestone, bought the land and announced plans to re-possess a number of the properties, demolish them and build luxury flats instead.
The Law Lords ruled yesterday that the residents were entitled to the protection of the 1977 Rent Act, overturning a Court of Appeal decision that they were not protected tenants because the chalets rested on concrete pillars, making the properties more like mobile homes.Reuse content