Demolish your dream home and rebuild it 15ft to the left, couple told

Jess Bown

Imagine ploughing your life savings into building your dream home, only to be told that it will have to be pulled down before you have even had the chance to move in.

That is the nightmare scenario facing Chris and Frances Huntingford, who made the mistake of building their £250,000 house in Mendlesham Green, Suffolk 15 feet to the right of the approved plot.