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FAT and Grayson Perry land planning for Essex holiday home

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FAT and Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry have won planning permission for a two-bedroom holiday home in Essex for Living Architecture

Approved after a second attempt, the original proposals for the home had been described by local planners as ‘a blot on the landscape’.

The scheme, which featuring roof-top towerettes and statues, had been submitted for planning back in July but was later resubmitted to feature greater detail about the materials proposed.

The house transforms a derelict farmhouse overlooking the River Stour and is clad in ceramic tiles designed by the artist.

Named A House For Essex, the project includes a gallery of works by the cross-dressing ceramicist Perry and is planned to start on site next year. The house is due to complete in 2014.

Once finished, the project will bring the number of homes completed by Alain de Botton’s Living Architecture enterprise up to six.

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