Pink Floyd star ordered to demolish Brighton beach hut

Ruth Doherty
Pink Floyd star ordered to demolish Brighton beach hut
Pink Floyd star ordered to demolish Brighton beach hut

David Gilmour's Brighton beach hut has been called an 'eyesore'. Photo: Rex


Pink Floyd star David Gilmour has been ordered to pull down a beach hut on the driveway of his £3 million seafront mansion - or face prosecution.

The rock legend, whose son, Charlie, is serving a 16-month jail sentence for a rampage during student riots in London, uses the bright ­yellow hut to store bicycles at his Grade II listed home in Hove, East Sussex.

Pink Floyd star ordered to demolish Brighton beach hut
Pink Floyd star ordered to demolish Brighton beach hut

David's beach hut sits on the drive of his £3 million beachfront home. Photo: Rex


Despite his wife, the writer and journalist Polly Samson, appealing against the decision, the council said the garish construction was an eyesore and must be demolished.

A Brighton and Hove city council spokesman said: 'As the planning appeal has failed we've told the owners the hut must be gone by 1 October.'