Please don't list our cottage, begs owner

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A WOMAN living in a crumbling cottage has pleaded with the Environment Minister not to list the property so she can improve it.

Niki Kramer, who lives at Firefly in Ouaisné, is hoping the property will not be given a grade four listing as requested by the States historic environment officers.

She appeared before Environment Minister Rob Duhamel at a Ministerial meeting on Friday to ask that the cottage remain unlisted saying that it had taken years to find the perfect area to live with her family.

'It's falling to pieces around us,' she said. 'It's damp, it's freezing cold and it's crumbling. There's nothing listable in it and there's no justification for listing.

'We're living in a horrible place, but it could be very, very pretty if I could just do some work to it.'

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