No Permit! Couple has to Demolish Hobbit House
Aside from building a all-natural house without getting council’s permission, the authorities’ also claimed that their home destroyed the “character and appearance” of the countryside.
Locals nicknamed it the hobbit home but most people did not even know it was there because it is so secluded.
The pair acknowledged their property was built without prior consent but said there was no other way for them to afford their own home.
Megan said: ‘I know it’s not a possibility for everyone, and our situation here is unique, but if young people are to live and work in the area they need somewhere to live.’
The couple’s appeal was dismissed by planning inspector Iwan Lloyd, who ruled the development harmed the character and appearance of the countryside.
The inspector upheld the council’s enforcement notice, which requires the roundhouse and all associated work, including the timber decking, be demolished.
TIL: What kind of idiot would put thousands of hours of work into their dream home knowing in advance they didn’t get a permit and in all likelyhood it doesn’t meet code?