Artist told to knock down home studio by council after breaching planning rules

The art studio with a white painted front and flags in the garden of the home
The art studio was built in the garden at the side elevation to the semi-detached home (Image credit: Google Maps)

An artist who built a studio in his garden to help him paint has been ordered to tear it down.

Peter Adams, who lives in Midlothian, Scotland, was given the green light to build the small structure by his housing association and didn’t believe he need planning permission from the local authority.

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