Bike shed outside listed building ordered to be removed by council

The bike shed which now must be removed
This bike shed built outside a listed home has been told it must be removed after being refused planning permission (Image credit: Telford & Wrekin Council)

A homeowner has been told the small wooden bike shed he installed outside his one-bedroom property must be moved because the building is a Grade II listed former workhouse.

Barney Tierney installed the “very modest” structure in front of his home in Kyrle Close, Ironbridge, a large village in the borough of Telford and Wrekin in Shropshire.

Sam Webb

Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for nearly 20 years. His work has featured in the Mirror, The Sun, MailOnline, the Independent, and news outlets throughout the world.  As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools. During the pandemic, he converted a van into a mini-camper and is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.