Property-owner who was refused planning permission angers neighbours with new paint job

A £15 million property in the highly desirable area of Kensington, London is receiving unwanted attention, according to neighbours.

Red and white stripes

Richard Carr Kensington House

How not react when your planning application is refused!

Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring, owner of the ‘eye-sore’ property, decided to paint the exterior of her townhouse in red and white stripes following a lengthy legal battle with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council and local residents.

It is quickly becoming a tourist hot spot with passers-by taking photos in front of the red and white striped building.

Lisle-Mainwaring has been trying since 2013 to achieve planning to knock down the current property and build a five-storey mansion, which would include two floors in the basement.

However, neighbours and a planning committee has rejected the proposal and as a result, Ms Lisle-Mainwaring decided to go creative and make her home look like a Brighton beach hut. Completed during the night, painters got to work on the house at 11pm and were done in time to shock neighbours heading out to work the following morning.

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