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Cotswolds Council Eats All The German Pies

by | 5th, June 2007

POOR old Gerrit and Angela Pies.

Having forked out the substantial sum of £2million for their dream home in the Cotswolds, the German couple have now been told that their Hollywood-style mansion may have to be demolished.

The Pies bought the house from builder Mark Rathbone, who had himself acquired the property for £485,00 in May 2005 before redeveloping it.

However, planning officers are now claiming that the design and size of the project is a radical departure from what had been originally approved, with the new 450sq m floor space over 150sq m more than had been agreed.

Townsfolk are also unimpressed with the mansion’s grandeur. Although they’re probably just jealous. Or suspicious of blow-ins.

The Pies are, not surprisingly, extremely distraught at the situation and have appealed to the council planners, saying, “We completed the purchase in good faith relying upon information supplied and we hope you will accept we are entirely innocent parties caught up in this dreadful situation. We would hope the council will try to avoid punishing us in this situation.”

A decision by the council is imminent. We await the outcome with, only very slightly, bated breath. Whatever bated breath actually means.



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