J.K. Rowling wins permission to build Hogwarts-style tree houses in her garden

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 07: J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter novels, buries a time capsule to mark the start of building work on a research clinic for patients with multiple sclerosis on November 7, 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The clinic at the University of Edinburgh is being set up following a £10 million donation from Ms Rowling and is named after her mother, Anne, who died of multiple sclerosis aged 45. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Jeff J Mitchell

J.K. Rowling buries a time capsule to mark the start of building work on a research clinic for patients with multiple sclerosis on Nov. 7, 2011, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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(CBS/AP) J.K. Rowling has been granted permission to build two Hogwarts-style tree houses in the garden of her home, despite some complaints from neighbors.

The City of Edinburgh Council said Thursday it has approved the "Harry Potter" author's application to create tree houses for her children. The structures, each about 40 feet high, feature tall conical roofs and turreted windows in the style of Hogwarts Castle in the "Potter" films.

According to the U.K.'s ;Guardiandocuments submitted to the council show the tree houses will be built on wooden stilts and are connected by a rope bridge. Other features included are lanterns above the doors, a spiral staircase, balconies, a trap door, and a steel slide.

Several neighbors had written to object, saying the tree-houses may be visible from the road and could affect the area's landscape. But the council granted Rowling's request, saying the development will not have a negative impact on the conservation area.

Rowling, 47, lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with her husband and three children.

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