Woman who 'took revenge' by painting house with candy stripes is ordered to remove them

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A homeowner who had her multimillion-pound house painted in red and white candy stripes, infuriating her neighbours, has been ordered to cover up the eye-catching paint job.

The townhouse underwent its revamp after neighbours objected to plans to demolish the building and replace it with a new house and two-storey basement.

Locals told how they returned home to find painters and decorators up ladders giving the home a stick-of-rock makeover.

Residents in the quiet residential cul-de-sac in Kensington, west London, branded the redesign "garish" and "hideous" and complained to the council.

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The painting of the house is not strictly against planning laws, but Kensington and Chelsea Council said it has served the owner with a section 215 notice ordering her to get rid of the controversial stripes.

She must repaint the house by July 3 or lodge an appeal by June 5.

If she fails to comply the council can step in and carry out the work itself.

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However, the council was also less than impressed and says the stripes have got to go: