man ordered to destroy his castle

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    UK man ordered to destroy his secret castle - The Boston Globe

    UK man ordered to destroy his secret castle

    By Associated Press | February 4, 2010
    LONDON - A man’s home is his castle, but not if British authorities say it has to be destroyed.
    That’s the situation faced by Robert Fidler, a farmer who lost a High Court bid yesterday to protect the once-secret castle he built 40 miles south of London and kept hidden from planning authorities. He has a year to take it down. His family had lived there for more than four years.
    To keep prying eyes from noticing his unauthorized abode, Fidler placed bales of hay and tarpaulin around his dream home in Salfords, Surrey, authorities said. The court ruled he could not benefit from his deception.
    Mike Miller, a chief planner with the Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, said the council was delighted with the decision, which it viewed as vindication of the decision to challenge Fidler in court. “This was a blatant attempt at deception to circumvent the planning process,’’ Miller said. [​IMG]
     
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    This story should send the Libertardians over the edge!

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    Not Really.

    Because I'm not sure there's any way I could possibly care less about what happens in Britain.
     
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    You only care if they want to take down YOUR castle aka tree house?:eusa_shhh:
     
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    I see that as just another example of why our ancestors left Europe.
     
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    I had an AWESOME tree house back in the day!

    I would totally build another one for myself too. Tell me it wouldn't be cool to have a tree house to go cool out in?
     
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    I always wanted a tree house! :(
     
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    AKA Snausage stand.
     
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