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.”