Cof­fee shop stored away

De­ci­sion on Lossie still to be made

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - FAMILY MEMORIES -

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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