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Ex-Beatle to demolish log cabin
Sir Paul McCartney
Sir Paul said he needed the lodge to maintain his privacy
A disputed log cabin that Sir Paul McCartney built without planning consent in Sussex is to be demolished.

The ex-Beatle has agreed to remove a wooden lodge and submit a retrospective planning bid for a lakeside pavilion.

Sir Paul, 64, had said he wanted the cabin for the privacy it gave him and his family, and offered to demolish a house and barns in order to keep it.

Rother council's planning committee was told of the revised plans on Thursday and will consider them in December.

Sir Paul had built a secluded two-bedroom lodge and a lakeside pavilion at Woodlands Farm, Peasmarsh, East Sussex, without planning permission.

In January, he was told to pull down the lodge and pavilion at Woodlands Farm on the 933-acre estate, but he offered to demolish his detached house and two barns instead.

He told the council he was desperate to keep the two-bedroom cabin because of the "privacy, seclusion and security" it offered.

He now intends to demolish the log cabin - subject to a legal agreement being drawn up - and submit a retrospective planning application which would enable him to keep the lakeside pavilion.

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