'Four year rule' means log cabin built without planning permission near Vernon Kay and Tess Daly's home 'may stay'

An image of Vernon Kay, Tess Daly and Google Earth image of the two homes
Tess Daly and Vernon Kay to the left with a Google Earth image of their home (Image credit: Getty)

A log cabin that was facing demolition may remain standing after the owner was given the green light to appeal a planning enforcement order in the High Court.

The timber bungalow, which is 300 yards away from the £1.2million home of celebrity TV couple Vernon Kay and Tess Daly, was built without planning permission nearly 10 years ago in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. However, in February 2021, the owner Ian Caldwell was served an enforcement notice by Buckinghamshire Council ordering him to tear down the £80,000 building.

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