Posted: August 30, 2012 at 1:05 pmAUTHOR: SheiFunmi
JK Rowling has been given permission to build two treehouses in the style of Harry Potter for her children in her back garden, despite a number of complaints.
The author revealed her plans to build the 40ft high buildings for her Edinburgh home, and it was met with protests from several of her neighbours, who appealed to the City Council, according to The Daily Telegraph.
In a letter, secretary of the Cramond and Barnton community council, Dr Patricia Eason, had written that the removal of several trees surrounding Rowling’s home meant that the treehouses might be able to be seen from outside the property.
“Our concern is without this high and substantial screening belt of conifers the entrance to the conservation area would be marked by this massive and very high tree house development and this would be quite out of character with the area and unacceptable,” she wrote.
But planning officials have ruled that the two buildings, which will cost an estimated £250,000, won’t have a negative effect on the conservation area and decided to approve Rowling’s application.
Less than six objections were received so the application didn’t have to be looked over by councillors on the planning committee.
So it looks as though Rowling’s nine-year-old son and seven-year-old daughter are going to have loads of fun in their new treehouses which will have a rope bridge connecting them, turreted roofs as well as secret tunnels.
What a lucky pair! Sounds like they’re outdoing little Suri with these plans!Aug 30, 2012