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Thread #116387   Message #2499575
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
21-Nov-08 - 04:02 PM
Thread Name: Dad ordered to pull down treehouse
Subject: RE: Dad ordered to pull down treehouse
Commonsense thing would have been to grant retrospective planning permission, just this once. Since it looks pretty good, and would have likely been given approval if he'd gone through the required procedures, it seems most likely that he's telling the truth about not realising he needed planning approval

Along with that they needed to ensure that the case got maximum publicity, including a bit where they warned anybody thinking of doing anything similar that now they've no excuse for saying they didn't know they would need planning approval, so if they chance their arm they'll get it chopped off, so to speak.