Kensington woman told to remove house stripes painted in protest

Stripy house Image copyright PA
Image caption The house is in a Kensington cul-de-sac

A woman in Kensington has been told to remove the red and white stripes she had painted on her house in protest over a rejected planning application.

Kensington and Chelsea council said it had given the owner a section 215 notice ordering the stripes' removal after neighbours complained.

The stripes appeared earlier this month after plans to demolish the house and replace it with a new house and two-storey basement were refused.

Neighbours said it looked "hideous".

The house, in a quiet cul-de-sac, must be repainted by 3 July.

The owner has until 5 June to appeal the decision.

A council spokesman said: "The property is situated within the Kensington Square Conservation Area and its condition and appearance has attracted numerous complaints to the council's planning enforcement team."

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