A fund has been set up to continue the fight to remove a controversial house on the Parrog Newport.

A Welsh Assembly planning inspectorate granted an appeal to retain Bettws Newydd as built last month.

The Bettws Newydd Opposition Group (BNOG) was disappointed with the outcome, and is now considering a challenge this decision through a High Court appeal, and needs to secure substantial funds to take action.

BNOG needs to raise total of £2,000 by Friday, January 21st, to seek legal advice, plus promises amounting to around £30,000 to show the group has sufficient funds to take the case to court.

The group’s latest newsletter states: “Without these funds making possible proposed action by BNOG, the community and visitors will have to live with this eyesore for the foreseeable future, and, more importantly, disturbing precedents have been set.”

The house at the centre of years of controversy was branded an ‘eyesore’ by objectors.

A six day hearing was held in October after the developer appealed against the National Park’s refusal to grant retrospective permission for the building, which had not been built according to plans passed in 2006.

Owner of Bettws Newydd, Nolan Nicholas, previously told the Western Telegraph he was looking forward to completing the house and moving in.

For more information visit www.parrog.org.uk.