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Reprieve For Sir Paul McCartney’s Illegal Log Cabin

Saturday, August 19th, 2006 at 22:34 by Simon Kimber

A log cabin built, without planning permission, by Sir Paul McCartney in the grounds of his East Sussex woodland estate, has been granted a temporary stay of execution. 

The former Beatle, 63, for whom questions such as “Will you still need me?” and “Will you still feed me?” have now almost definitely been answered by his estranged wife, claims that he needs the cabin to help maintain his privacy.

However, when the council spotted the building they raised an objection, claiming that the structure spoils “an area of outstanding natural beauty” and were poised to set a 3 month deadline for it to be demolished and the land returned to its original condition.

But before they could lick the stamp and wander down to the nearest post box, McCartney’s aides hurled themselves through the door and submitted a retrospective planning application.  Councillors conceded at this point that Paul McCartney is indeed on a higher astral plane than us mere mortals and cannot be constrained by the puny and insignificant laws of men… at least not until next month when they consider the new application.

If the lodge does fall under the wrecking ball it’s not all bad news for McCartney. Some of the raw materials may be relinquished to Heather Mills as part of their forthcoming divorce settlement and could provide a valuable source of spare parts.

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