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09/11/2017

Appeal: ‘Vibrantly coloured’ children's playhouses not harmful to listed cottage

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An inspector has granted retrospective permission for two brightly painted playhouses in the garden of a 16th century cottage in Suffolk, describing them as ‘typical domestic paraphernalia’.

The appeal relates to Church Cottage in Mendham, Suffolk, a grade-II listed building that was originally three separate houses. Inspector Claire Searson considered that the cottage derives its significances from “its historic and architectural interest as a modest and humble vernacular dwelling in a rural setting”.

The appellant sought permission to retain two children’s.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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