Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and his wife could be prosecuted unless they take down a beach hut in their driveway.

Mr Gilmour’s wife Polly Samson told Brighton and Hove City Council they used the brightly coloured hut – similar to the ones found along the seafront – to store bikes.

But the council said the hut at the couple’s home in Hove was too big and did not fit in with the overall feel of the area and must be pulled down by October 1.

Mrs Samson, whose son Charlie is currently serving a prison sentence after he admitted swinging from the Cenotaph, submitted an appeal to the council who refused to grant permission for the hut following the application of a retrospective planning application but this too was rejected.

A council spokesman yesterday said: “As the planning appeal has failed we’ve told the owners the hut must be gone by October 1.

“If that doesn’t happen we’d have no option but to issue an enforcement notice."