Not very bright! Builders who built roof around a lamppost told to remove it

The confounding house in Ashton-under-Lyme
The confounding house in Ashton-under-Lyme (Image credit: Gary Carter)

A housing developer that built a roof around a lamppost has been ordered to remove it by council planning bosses.

The unusual situation occurred at a newbuild property in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, leaving nearby residents confused and bemused.

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