A CANCER survivor has won her battle with the council to keep her front door pink.

Janine Renshaw-Beauchamp, of Gloucester Street in Cirencester, had painted her front door bright pink in support of the Stand up to Cancer charity following her battle with the disease.

But on April 15, Ms Renshaw-Beauchamp received a letter from a planning enforcement officer at Cotswold District Council requesting the long-standing resident repaint her pink door, after receiving a complaint.

Citing the building as a designated heritage asset, council officials said Ms Renshaw-Beauchamp’s property had listed status and was situated within the conservation area of the town, and so the pink colour of the door was “causing harm”.

Ms Renshaw-Beauchamp, who has lived in her house for 33 years and who says her door has “always been colourful”, took to a local Cirencester town Facebook site to complain.

Ms Renshaw-Beauchamp said: “After all these years of it being pink, or shiny Italian Vespa red, I was absolutely horrified to find that someone could have possibly complained and put me in this situation.”

The Facebook post elicited hundreds of responses, with the majority of people voicing their support of Ms Renshaw-Bauchamp and one resident even suggesting a protest at the council offices.

This outrage sparked questions to the council from both local and national press, and the authority has since revoked their decision on the pink door.

A council spokesman said: “Planning officers have reflected upon the matter and, having sought specialist advice, have written to the occupier to advise them that no further action will be taken.”