Giant robot mural sparks row but council says it doesn't need planning permission

The side of a house painted in rainbow colours and a pink robot
Toby Garratt has painted the side of his house in rainbow colours and with a robot mural which some neighbours have claimed will reduce their property's value (Image credit: Toby Garratt)

A row has erupted over brightly-painted murals on the side of a house, with one neighbour claiming the “dreadful” art could lower house prices in the area.

Artist Toby Garratt's, 41, home in Sedbury, Gloucestershire, is well-known among locals for its striking designs.

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