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(Daily Mail)   Because nothing adds to the natural wonder and scenic beauty of a lush Welsh island than a 200' stainless steel water slide. Thank you, Bear Grylls   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 9
    More: Dumbass, Bear Grylls, water slide, planning permission, Mr Williams, huckleberry, islands  
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5938 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 22 Aug 2013 at 5:43 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-08-22 05:03:48 PM  
4 votes:
Survival expert Bear Grylls is facing a council probe into a huge slide he has built into the sea off his island which bureaucrats think could be unsafe and might need planning permission.

If I owned my own island and some bureaucrat tried to tell me that I needed permission to build something on my OWN ISLAND I think I'd pull a muscle laughing as I walked out the door.  Think my slide is unsafe? Then don't come onto MY ISLAND and use it!

/I wish I owned an island :-(
2013-08-22 06:00:03 PM  
2 votes:
With his wife Shara, and their three sons, Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry

nice names there...lol

i think jesse counts himself lucky on winning the name lottery in that family
2013-08-22 07:02:43 PM  
1 votes:
This is exactly why I'll never join an IOA.
2013-08-22 06:22:02 PM  
1 votes:
Never ever tell this guy you're thirsty
2013-08-22 06:03:44 PM  
1 votes:

GameSprocket: So you can cliff dive but need permission to install a slide on your own property?


The UK is very strict about getting "planning permission" for all sorts of things, and it becomes much stricter in areas which are historic or have been designated "areas of great natural beauty".

It makes sense as A) much of the country is quite beautiful and unspoiled, and B) many of the houses are 500+ years old.

The slide looks ugly, but fun as hell.
2013-08-22 05:56:45 PM  
1 votes:

GameSprocket: So you can cliff dive but need permission to install a slide on your own property?


depends on what the local laws say, doesn't it.  it may be considered a structure and needs to be permitted/approved/inspected.  maybe it is a scenic area that has special restrictions.  maybe the council is a bunch of busybodies with nothing better to do than complain

reading the article, it seems like all three
2013-08-22 05:55:04 PM  
1 votes:
Pro-tip: If you own your island, you can pretty much get away with anything provided you don't tweet a farking picture of it.
2013-08-22 05:13:27 PM  
1 votes:

Honest Bender: Survival expert Bear Grylls is facing a council probe into a huge slide he has built into the sea off his island which bureaucrats think could be unsafe and might need planning permission.

If I owned my own island and some bureaucrat tried to tell me that I needed permission to build something on my OWN ISLAND I think I'd pull a muscle laughing as I walked out the door.  Think my slide is unsafe? Then don't come onto MY ISLAND and use it!

/I wish I owned an island :-(


He owns an island, but it's not an independant country. He still has to follow the laws of the federal government.
2013-08-22 05:05:15 PM  
1 votes:
I didn't even recognize him with long hair
 
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