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Brothers  Nick 7, Anouk 5 and Jack 3 Bosma.
Brothers Nick 7, Anouk 5 and Jack 3 Bosma.
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Bunting is flying at a tree house in Crowland after a plan that caught national attention was finally approved.

Local vet Remco Bosma had just finished building the playhouse in a weeping willow in his back garden for his children when a council letter arrived saying it needed a planning application or be taken down “in its entirety”.

Remco said he didn’t know the miniature house would need planning consent because it was more than 30cms above ground – his tree house is 3.9metres.

But he says yesterday he received a letter from South Holland District Council saying there had been a consultation with neighbours and the plan had been approved.

Remco said: “Of course, we have been worried, but in the end no-one complained. It’s such a relief.”

He said he, wife Sylvia, and children Nick (seven), Anouk (five) and Jack (three) had a celebration when they got the news.

He said “We put yellow bunting on the tree house and had some ice cream.”