[Five-year-old Scarlett Cox of Caterham, England] was given the splendid-looking house for her last birthday – but a "pathetic" decision by planning officers means she can no longer have the den in the garden of her home, which is communal and owned by Tandridge District Council.
Mother Nicola received a letter from the council last month saying that the Wendy House and a trampoline must be removed from the garden by July 10 on health and safety grounds.
Miss Cox told the Mirror: "It just seems so pathetic and petty. We bought it as a surprise present for Scarlett's fifth birthday last year...
Scarlett simply said: "I feel really sad it's going. It was my birthday present."
A spokeswoman for Tandridge District Council said: "The trampoline and Wendy House have been placed on land which is owned by the council and should be available to all leaseholders to use. We have not given permission for the land to be used in this way and we cannot risk anyone being injured on the land."
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