High Court rules that Kensington’s ‘stripy house’ does not have to be repainted

High Court rules that Kensington’s ‘stripy house’ does not have to be repainted

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A woman who decorated her multi-million pound townhouse with red and white stripes has won a High Court battle over a planning authority’s order to repaint the property. Property developer Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring painted the eye catching stripes on the facade of the three-storey terraced building in South End, Kensington, in March 2015.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea served her with a notice requiring the “repainting all external paintwork located on the front elevation white” claiming that the notice was being served “because it appears to the council that the amenity of a part of their area is adversely affected by the condition of the land”.

After failed appeals to magistrates and Isleworth Crown Court last year over the requirement to repaint the property white, Ms Lisle-Mainwaring launched judicial review action at the High Court in London and on April 24, the court ruled in her favour and quashed the notice, bringing the long running dispute to a close.

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