Cheeky farmer Robert Fidler has been ordered to tear down his extravagant self-built castle in Surrey. Harsh, you may think, but not when you realise that he hid the mock-Tudor monstrosity behind 40ft hay bales for four years in an attempt to cheat the local planning department.
You see, the rules state that if no one objects to a new building after four years, you can apply for a 'certificate of lawfulness'. But obviously this is only the case if people actually know the building exists...oops!
Another nice (but rather sad) pun from Snowmail:
FIDLER WITHOUT A ROOF
PLANNING PER-MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE