Student wins fight to live in Mongolian yurt

22 October 2009

A Leicester student has won his battle to be able to stay in his Mongolian hut house whilst studying at De Montfort University. Will Renner, 31, has lived in the yurt for the past four years in a corner field located on his father’s farm. Renner was told last August he would need to apply for planning permission from Harborough District Council to continue living this way. Mr Renner provides all electricity off a car battery. Planning officers passed the application on Wednesday. Mr Renner has said he is tremendously relieved as he loves living there.