Time running out for stable home

PUBLISHED: 13:54 02 March 2007 | UPDATED: 22:37 28 May 2010

THE clock is ticking for John Gawthorp s stable home, with bulldozers expected to move in next week. But Mr Gawthorp, 59, has vowed to just let them get on with it after Fenland District Council s planning committee gave the go-ahead for default action

THE clock is ticking for John Gawthorp's stable home, with bulldozers expected to move in next week.

But Mr Gawthorp, 59, has vowed to just let them get on with it after Fenland District Council's planning committee gave the go-ahead for 'default action' for the demolition of Bedlam Bridge Nurseries in March.

The demolition crews will arrive on Wednesday to raze the structure to the ground.

Mr Gawthorp said: "I will just go back to Green Welly (in Chatteris) with my wife Elaine so we can put our heads down at night, but we should not have to do this."

Mr Gawthorp still believes he had every right to build the stables on the site, and live in them after, he says, he was given verbal permission by the council's planning department to do so.

After an appeal against an enforcement order was dismissed last year, he was given six months to move.

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