THE Allendale Dalek has been granted a stay of execution – but it’s future remains unclear.

Councillors on Tynedale Local Area Council granted owner Neil Cole permission for a temporary structure for a year, half the time Mr Cole was applying for. 

Neil, who is also a teacher, said he only gets one day off a week, and may not have time to plan and build the shed. 

However, he has come up with a novel potential solution – building a flying saucer trailer for the Dalek, which would not need planning permission, and allowing other businesses to borrow the famous sci-fi villain.