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McCartney gets nod for wildlife-watching pavilion

The ex-Beatle earns the allowance of England?s Rother District Council to keep pavilion in his West Sussex home.
None | By ANI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2007 07:55 PM IST

Former ‘Beatle’ Sir Paul McCartney on Thursday earned the allowance of England’s Rother District Council to keep a wildlife-watching pavilion in the grounds of his East Sussex home, despite flouting strict planning permission laws.

McCartney had built the $1.9 million hut in the grounds of his 933-acre Peasmarsh estate three years ago. His estranged wife Heather Mills often used the hut as a hideaway.

He offered to remove the cabin, which is set on stone piers and features an outdoor observation deck, but councillors in Rother were keen to save the building.

However, the building has finally been taken to be "an acceptable design within the area of natural outstanding beauty", reports Contactmusic.

Woodlands Farm, where McCartney built the cabin, has been his family home for more than 25 years.

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