Council seeks action after Marco Pierre White hotel painted ‘unacceptable’ shade of pink

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Council bosses have warned that an historic hotel owned by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White must be repainted after it was given an ‘unacceptable’ pink makeover.

Babergh District Council inspected the work to the outside of The Angel Hotel, in Lavenham, earlier this week following concerns by residents.

The Angel Hotel which has been painted pink by owner Marco Pierre White and this has led to crtiticism

The Angel Hotel which has been painted pink by owner Marco Pierre White and this has led to crtiticism

They advised that the new paint colour for the 15th Century building was ‘not acceptable’.

Changes to the character of listed buildings require formal consent.

A spokesman said: “We are hopeful that an agreement has now been reached regarding an acceptable colour and we are awaiting a submission for that colour in order to formally agree it.

“We very much hope that a negotiated solution will be reached and that no further enforcement action by the council will be necessary.”

He added that they are also investigating signage that has been added to the building and some interior alterations.

The Bury Free Press was unable to speak to The Angel management at the time of going to press.