Cat rescuer fearful of losing her home over planning regulations

This is the story of a 70-year-old lady who I am told by a colleague has been a cat rescuer for many years. Her name is Bonnie Grand. She has lived in the house shown in the photograph below since 1993. She has worked hard to be able to live there. The house and cottage were rebuilt without permits. Inspections were made and demands followed. She had to hire an architect to make drawings and she will have to hire an engineer to submit calculations to county. There are other requirements. Following this there will be subsequent inspections and further demands on structural changes in order to comply with planning regulations, I’m informed.

Bonnie Grand's Home
Bonnie Grand’s Home
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If Bonnie and her family are unable to carry out the required changes as expected due to a lack of funds then they will lose their home because it will be torn down, she tells us. She is therefore living under the fear, together with her daughter and two granddaughters, of becoming homeless. They have no savings and live month-to-month.

Bonnie has started a gofundme.com fundraising page which you can see by clicking on this link. You might like to help. I am always sympathetic towards cat rescuers. It looks as though Bonnie has been foolish in perhaps carelessly failing to take into account planning regulations when doing building work on her house but these things happen. Let’s hope she can stay in her home with her daughter and grandchildren. It would be tragic if she was forced out.

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