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Not in the pink

Work is expected to start today to repaint a cottage near Exeter that a local council has deemed to be too pink. Teignbridge Council says Ann Kennedy's home in Kennford is against planning laws.

The Kennedys were given three years to repaint the Grade II listed property. A team of painters will repaint it with a darker shade of pink later today.

Teignbridge Council says Ann Kennedy's pink property in Kennford goes against planning permission laws. Credit: ITV News West Country

FULL REPORT: Paint job ordered for pink house

A Devon woman who painted her house bright pink has been told she's got three years to change the colour.

The Kennedys live in a grade two listed property at Kennford on the outskirts of Exeter and they claim they've simply re-painted it the previous colour.

But the local council has ruled it's not appropriate and should be altered. Seth Conway reports.

Pink cottage will have to be repainted

This cottage will have to be repainted within three years. Credit: ITV News West Country

A couple have lost their fight to keep the colour of their cottage pink.

Teignbridge District Council has ordered Ann Kennedy and her husband to repaint their entire house after a complaint about its colour.

The couple insist their Grade Two listed property is the same colour they bought it 12 years ago.

Pink house owners win reprieve

A couple have today won a temporary reprieve on a decision about whether they'll have to repaint their entire house - because it's too pink.

Ann Kennedy and her husband Mark say their house at Kenn-ford near Exeter is the same colour as when they bought it 12 years ago.

But officers at Teignbridge District Council disagreed, and a meeting was called to decide if the Grade II listed building complies with planning permission requirements.

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Pink House couple win temporary reprieve

The pink house at Kennford Credit: ITV News West Country

A couple have today won a temporary reprieve on a decision about whether they'll have to repaint their entire house - because it's too pink. Ann Kennedy and her husband Mark say their house at Kenn-ford near Exeter is the same colour as when they bought it 12 years ago.

Teignbridge District Council disagrees, and a meeting was called to decide if the Grade II listed building complies with planning permission requirements, but no decision was made today.

The house that is "too pink" - Full report

A decision is expected today on the house in Kennford that planners have said is "too pink". This is Richard Lawrence's report on ITV News West Country from 1st May 2013

A couple have been threatened with legal action after a complaint that their house is took pink. Even before a fresh coat had dried two years ago a Teignbridge District council official told her the house couldn't be painted the colour chosen by its owners.

Ann Kennedy from Devon insists her home is the same shade it's always been and feels her local council is being too heavy handed.

Decision expected on "Pink House" today

The pink house at Kennford Credit: ITV News West Country

A couple who were threatened with legal action after a complaint that their house is too pink will find out today if they will have to repaint it.

Teignbridge District council official told her the house couldn't be painted the colour chosen by its owners. Ann Kennedy from Devon insists her home is the same shade it's always been and feels her local council is being too heavy handed.

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