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JK Rowling plans Hogwarts-inspired garden buildings

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'Harry Potter' author JK Rowling has submitted plans to build two Hogwarts-inspired buildings in the back garden for her children.

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'Harry Potter' author JK Rowling has submitted plans to build two Hogwarts-inspired buildings in the back garden for her children. The wooden garden rooms, to be built at Miss Rowling's Edinburgh mansion, will stand 40ft-high and have two-storeys, says dailymail.co.uk. Considering the sheer size of the structures, which are thought to cost the author up to £250,000, planning permission will be required before they can be built. However a source at Edinburgh Council tells telegraph.co.uk that Miss Rowling is unlikely to be denied permission as the structures aren't being built to be lived in. Neighbours nearby, similarly seem unfazed by the proposals too. One said: "Nobody around here is going to make a fuss about the tree houses for her children. It's her cash she can do what she wants with it." The source added that Miss Rowling has spent a considerable amount of money on actually surrounding her property with trees, so "nobody but her is going to see them" anyway. Plans submitted to the council show that the towers will be linked by a rope bridge and that the children will be able to enter their play spaces through tunnels dug throughout the garden. Exiting the tree houses is as simple as jumping on a fire pole, using a spiral staircase or sliding down a stainless steel slide.

Author:

Chris Taylor

25th July 2012