Sir Paul McCartney could be forced to pull down a log cabin on his English country estate, because he failed to secure planning permission before commissioning the lake-side retreat.

The rustic building is a favourite hang-out for the former beatle's son JAMES - but Rother District Council - which has jurisdiction over McCartney's Sussex farm - has rejected a belated application, claiming the cabin ruins the local landscape.

Councilor GREY METCALFE says, "Planning laws are there for a reason."

McCartney has six months to launch an appeal against the ruling.