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Developer Paints House in ‘Beach Hut’ Stripes After Planning Dispute

A property developer has painted a home worth a multi-million pound sum in garish red and white stripes, making the property reminiscent of a seaside town beach hut.

The stripes were painted in the cover of darkness after the owner of the property, Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring, had fallen out with neighbours and the local council after a planning dispute.

Lisle-Mainwaring had wanted to demolish the home, which is situated in the wealthy London borough of Kensington, and replace it with a new 5 storey property complete with super basement.

Neighbours believe that the new decoration of the property is a backlash aimed towards the council for repeatedly refusing the plans submitted by Lisle-Mainwaring, who is a multi-millionaires property developer.

Some neighbours labelled the new house as an eyesore, some believed it looks like it belongs on a beach front and others felt it had turned their street into a circus. An obvious concern for those who own property on the street is that the dispute may devalue their own home if the issue is not resolved quickly.

Unfortunately the bad news for residents of the street is that the situation looks like it may drag on for a good while longer still.

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A local council representative stated that they were powerless to bring any action because the property was not listed. This means there are no planning laws preventing the owner from painting the exterior of the house as they please.

Lisle-Mainwaring now plans to appeal to the High Court against the planning refusal in order to try and push through her plans which include a complete demolition and rebuild to entail a 5 storey dwelling complete with a swimming pool, gym, four bedrooms and a media room.

A date for the case in the High Court is expected to be set for June so that a final decision can be passed on the matter.


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