Aristocrat wins millions of pounds of compensation from developers after fire caused by log-burner destroys his £4m eco-home on a castaway island
- Honourable Edward Iliffe bought Green Island in Dorset for £2.5m in 2005
- Planned to develop luxury family holiday retreat but fire gutted it in 2012
- Feltham Construction was indirectly responsible for defective installation
- Exact value of the damages awarded to Iliffe family has yet to be assessed
By MARK DUELL
PUBLISHED: 10:10, 8 July 2014
A multi-millionaire aristocrat whose £4million eco-home burnt to cinders on a castaway island has won a seven-figure damages claim against a building firm.
The Honourable Edward Iliffe, 45, bought Green Island, in Poole Harbour off the Dorset coast, for £2.5million in 2005 – and planned to develop a luxury holiday retreat for his family.
But the dream went up in flames – literally – in April 2012, when fire ravaged their cedar chalet as it approached completion, across the water from the millionaires’ playground of Sandbanks