Thursday, September 14, 2006

Tear down your £1/2M new home

[Excerpt from the Manchester Metro News 15/9/06]
Steven Woolfinden says, "The house I have built is only 600mm higher than the one in their plans, but it is impossible to make the alterations they ask for without completely rebuilding the house."
A council spokesman said: "The site is on green belt, adjacent to the listed building Pump Farm Cottage. The site was acquired by Mr Woodfinden-Lewis, who applied for a larger building of different design. This was refused as it was considered to be in conflict with the green belt policy due to its size, siting and design. Mr Woolfinden-Lewis has continued to build a house, which is materially different from that permitted and in conflict with the Council policies. The council has now served an enforcement notice."

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