AN Aldershot pub has stepped on the toes of local planners.

Tiffany's in Grosvenor Road has landed in hot water for building an extension without planning permission. The pub once won a Rushmoor in Bloom prize for its colourful array of hanging baskets which adorned the white frontage. But the floral display has been banished to make way for the extension which has been built on the forecourt.

The appearance of the building has horrified members of the council's development control committee.

They have called for the black and purple extension, which has two windows, to be demolished.

Rushmoor planning chief Keith Holland said last Friday: "The applicant was given permission to build a conservatory, but that is not what has been built.

"The committee has also decided that the appearance of the extension is very poor and they want it removed."

He said Tiffany's had asked for the enforcement notice to be delayed so that it could submit revised plans.

"There will need to be radical changes to satisfy the committee," said Mr Holland, who added that time was running out for the pub to reveal its new plans.

Tiffany's owner Dave Passmore said: "According to our architect everything is being sorted out.

"As I understand it the council want some cosmetic changes." If the enforcement notice is served, then the pub will have two months to comply. It will also have the right to appeal.