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In this episode of Permission Impossible: Britain's Planners, a man puts up a fight to keep his illegally built house. It was built in the greenbelt without seeking planning permission. Now he has put in a retrospective planning application but will it be approved or refused?

In Rhyl, north Wales, an applicant wants to build a brand new church and community centre on an industrial plot but a local businessman believes that the pastor should keep looking for his promised plot of land and is fighting the application all the way.

An entrepreneur in Hertfordshire wants planning permission to allow her to look after cats and guinea pigs in her back garden. She is proposing to accommodate a maximum of nine furry animals in her luxury sheds, charging £8.50 per day, but local objectors are standing in the way of her business dream.

And in Cheshire, plans to build 78 log cabins in Delemere Forest are causing uproar within the local community. One chief protester owns an industrial carpets business and he's planning to pull the rug from under this development.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Mon 2 Jun 2014 09:05


Role Contributor
NarratorBarbara Flynn
Series ProducerDympna Jackson
Executive ProducerKieron Collins