Nuno Espirito Santo Discovers Planning

I bought some land in Portugal, on the highest hill in Guimaraes, because I pictured that I wanted to build my house there. I said, ‘What a perfect place this would be,’ but I forgot to ask the council if I could build a house there. When I did, they said, ‘No!’

“Will I sell it? Do you want to buy it? I should have checked it out but it was in 2002 and I was 27.

“It was going to be my dream home. It was perfect. We sometimes go and just sit there.

“It is beautiful. There is a hill with a big church (Santuario da Penha) and the views are fantastic. But building, they don’t allow it because it’s over 200 metres – under that yes, above that, no.