Monday 23 October 2017

Woman who painted her home to spite her neighbours loses High Court planning fight

The woman painted her house in stripes to spite her neighbours
The woman painted her house in stripes to spite her neighbours
A red and white striped house in South End, Kensington, London, which was apparently painted by the owner in protest at a planning application being turned down on improvements to the property.
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

A London property developer who painted her home with garish red and white stripes to spite her neighbours has lost her latest High Court planning battle.

Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring hoped to quash a policy which hampered her plans to build a multi-story basement extension.

In April, the 71-year-old hired painters to decorate her house in garish stripes after the neighbourhood in Kensington, London refused her plans to build a five-storey city mansion with a underground pool.

Lisle-Mainwaring joined up with Force Foundations LTD to issue a request to change Kensington and Chelsea Council’s current policy regarding the building of basements more than one storey in depth.

The property developer’s request was denied by a High Court judge on Thursday who said that the local authority had made a reasonable decision when denying her request.

Lisle-Mainwaring came to international attention when she was accused of painting her home with stripes to “get her own back” on her neighbours who had made complaints regarding her extension request.

Their main concern was the length of the build, pollution and noise as well as the structural safety of their own properties.

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