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Stop building now – luxury Phuket villa named and shamed on social media ordered halted

Building at the luxury villa in Phuket that we featured yesterday that was ruining the view at Krathing cape has been halted.

Following pictures that were posted on social media the local Rawai mayor went with his minions and soldiers to investigate.

And they found a host or irregularities.

But if people wanted the structure pulled down they will be disappointed.

There is permission to build but the owner, from Bangkok, has exceeded height limitations and certain other aspects of the development.

Mayor Arun Sofat scurried into action as social media started getting on his back. He checked his GPS and found that the building was too high and there was a car park not in the plans.

Apparently regulations state that a building only 20 meters from the sea can only have a height of six meters. They have to be 50 meters back before the height can be 12 meters, reported Manager.

So building work has been suspended. Anan Janthamas – the representative of the owner – said all the matters would be complied with.

He said the owner was a Bangkok man and the property was on his land. It will comprise four buildings with two bedrooms each and include two swimming pools. It is being built at a cost of 20 million baht, excluding decorations.

It is due for completion in April next year.

Anan said it was news to him that you had to have permission for a car park but so be it, that will be sorted too.

Many people had complained on social media that the building blights views of the sunset in the area. Drone footage of the development has also emerged online.

Thai Visa Manager

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