Homeowner who ignored council and went ahead with large hip roof faces demolition order

Two hips of the roof either side of a house with grey slating
The home was completed in 2020 and was much larger than the initial designs stated with two large hipped roofing either side of the property a major concern to the council (Image credit: Google Earth)

A homeowner has been told to either remove their large hipped roof or potentially face a demolition order by their local council.

Midlothian Council had approved the self build home in late 2019 but because the house was built during the Covid lockdown, planning inspectors were unable to inspect the property during the works. When restrictions were lifted they flagged that the roof was much larger than originally planned and needed to change.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.