Coffee shop stored away
Decision on Lossie still to be made
A SUMMER house has been put into storage after planners ordered an Aberdeen hotelier to get rid of it.
The building had been put up for sale but failed to find a buyer.
Mike Taylor, who owns the Inn at the Park, built the temporary wooden coffee shop at the front of his premises on Polmuir Road.
He had planned to use the summer house to test the market before applying to add a conservatory on to the Ferryhill hotel.
Aberdeen City Council described the building as a “shed” and told him to remove it as he was in breach of planning rules.
But he said that due to the size of the £8,000 wooden hut he has been unable to sell it.
The summer house was lifted on to the back of a truck and taken round to the back of the hotel.
It will remain there in storage until Mr Taylor can sell it.
He said: “We had a bit of interest in it, but we’ve not been able to sell it yet.” DEFENCE chiefs have insisted no decision has been made on whether a North-east air base will close.
RAF Lossiemouth is one of the sites in the UK under threat after the Government’s Defence Review.
Before Christmas it was believed the base would be saved and Leuchars in Fife shut down instead.
But just weeks before the final decision reports claim there had been a change of heart within the Ministry of Defence.
Defence Secretary Liam Fox, is due to announce his decision before July 19.
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