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Farmer Filder Forced To Demolish His Castle

ROBERT Fidler, of Salfords, Surrey, must demolish his home. Mr Fidler built a castle, with turrets. And a canon. Mr Fidler did not get planning permission.

The home was hidden behind bales of straw and tarpaulin for four years. He believed that after this time, a legal loop hole would allow him to keep his house.

Then a Government inspector said that the removal of the straw bales constituted part of the building works and the four-year immunity rule would not apply. To the High Court, then.

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Posted: 3rd, February 2010 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1)