Couple must demolish house that's just 18 inches too wide

Sarah Coles

A couple in Norfolk have lost an eight-year battle to keep their home. They have been at loggerheads with the council since they moved onto a field in 2006. They ignored a ban against building on the site and went through the courts for five years until they got permission to keep two mobile homes there.

However, when they put the homes in - linked them to form a single large property, and built a conservatory - they overstepped the maximum width allowed. Now a court has ruled that the home should be torn down.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%