A Hampshire couple have been told to stop living in their shed by the local authority.They may usually be storage spaces for pond liners, pond pumps and garden watering tools such as a hose pipe, but one garden shed in Hampshire was the home of an NHS care worker and her partner.
Victoria Campbell, 20, and her 26-year-old boyfriend, senior care assistant Bill Warden, had lived in her parents' outbuilding in order to save enough money to pay for a deposit for a real house, but the local authority has told them to leave.
The council's planning committee claimed the structure was "not appropriate for primary living accommodation".
It "created an undesirable precedent, which would make it difficult to refuse similar further applications", the body continued.
The shed has no running water and one oil radiator provides heating. Electricity is sourced from the main house and the 15ft by 15ft building contains a fold-out bed for the couple to sleep on.
Miss Campbell has now sought the advice of consultants to get temporary permission to stay there.
The UK's Shed of the Year 2011 is owned by Somerset resident Jon Earl, who allows local music groups to record songs in the building.
Posted by Olivia Rose