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Narrowest House In London Shoehorned Into Gap Just Six Foot Wide Must Be Torn Down

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At just 6ft wide, and sandwiched between two terraces, it his hardly an imposing structure.

But London's narrowest house is set to be torn down after its owner lost a legal challenge against the local council.

A planning inspector ruled that the property - in Leyton, east London - looked 'singularly out of place' and was 'wholly unsatisfactory'.

He has now given the owners three months to remove it.


Hard to see why anyone would object to that.....

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Can't help wondering what nationality the owner is, or was originally. 2 cases near us, both foreign owners, either didn't understand about PP - thought you could do what you like - or thought it was a simple matter of a brown envelope to the right person. Nothing like as bad as this, but one was an extension where they had concreted over a manhole cover. The other was a large 2 storey extension which came within about 6 inches of neighbour's supposedly detached wall, leaving no room at all for access to brickwork or gutters.

Both were made to take them down - the second after a court case - ordered to take down, rebuild as was, and pay all the neighbour's costs. IIRC he said he couldn't pay, so the judge put a charge on the property and it was in fact sold not long after the re-build.

Edited by Mrs Bear

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The uprooted EAs board tells its own story........'An ideal FTB or scumlord investment property'.

That EA board would nicely fill in that space above the upstairs window.

I bet the bloke was gutted. He was hoping to get £400k for that house.

Edited by Eddie_George

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Gotta be worth half a million though and the imputed rent would add to GDP.

If he had painted bricks on the wooden front, would it have been noticed?

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There's a house that size, or even smaller, in Conwy, north Wales - it didn't need planning permission though as it was built before 1947.


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