Mom In Scotland Faces Huge Fine After Painting Her Front Door Pink
In a shocking turn of events, a woman in the UK is facing a fine of £20,000 for painting her front door pink. The incident has sparked outrage among supporters of the woman, who believe that the fine is excessive and unfair.
Miranda Dickson, a mother of two, is facing a potential £20,000 fine for painting her front door pink. The door, which was professionally painted with Dulux paint as part of a home renovation in 2022, is located in Edinburgh’s New Town conservation area, and planners at the City of Edinburgh Council have deemed the color to be in breach of regulations. While Dickson’s street is filled with brightly colored front doors, the local council has deemed her door to be in breach of regulations, insisting that it be painted white gloss.
Dickson inherited her Georgian home from her parents in 2019 and runs a travel business in the area. She believes that the complaint made against her door was malicious, and described the council’s rules as being “30 years out of date”. She has received overwhelming support for her door, which even has its own Instagram account.
Dickson believes that the council’s stance is out of touch with its own planning rules, which stipulate that doors should be “muted”. She suggested painting the door a “rainbow of muted colors”, rather than the “Farrow and Ball attitude” of white gloss. She argues that the council’s regulations are too strict, and that communities should be allowed to express themselves in their own homes.
Dickson has received overwhelming support for her door, which even has its own Instagram account. She compared her street to areas like Bristol, Notting Hill, and Harrogate, which are known for their brightly colored doors. She argues that Georgians loved pink and that people in that era had different colored front doors, and that she is proud of her home and the way it looks.
The incident has sparked a debate over the balance between preserving the appearance of a conservation area and allowing individuals to express themselves through the appearance of their homes. While Dickson’s case is still ongoing, she hopes to convince the council that its regulations are too strict and that communities should be allowed to express themselves in their own homes.