Tv set star Declan Donnelly has been presented the go-in advance by planners to splash out on a pool-side kitchen area at his £5million London mansion.
The Saturday Evening Takeaway and I am a Movie star host, 46, and spouse Ali Astall, 43, want to increase their property into a courtyard garden to make way for the proposed growth.
The luxury a few-storey, six-bedroom west London pad now features a basement swimming pool, steam room, gymnasium, cinema, pool space and wine cellar.
But now the couple also want to construct out into the basement courtyard backyard to build a new interior pool-side kitchen and lounge – just like in the Really like Island villa – so they will not have to go upstairs for food items.
In a double whammy, the roof of the proposed extension will also give them a larger external decking space for their young daughter Isla.
In a design and style statement to the community council, the setting up agent explained: “The ideas seek out to produce a new interior pool-facet kitchen area at the reduced ground ground amount at the rear of the residence, by infilling an current less than-utilised exterior courtyard.
“The planned extension is purely an infilling of the present basement construction. The “roof” of the new decrease ground flooring kitchen area will extend the existing deck at higher ground flooring stage.
“This will offer a far more enough external decking and lounge location which is improved linked to the interior dining area and kitchen area on the south east corner of the property.
“The proposed pool-facet kitchen signifies an advancement to the use of the present reduce floor floor courtyard which does not operate as needed for the house owners and their young family.”
Previous yr, Declan’s house was focused by a gang of professional burglars though he slept upstairs. Law enforcement rushed to the assets shortly ahead of 1am adhering to a 999 call.
The gang struck although the Britain’s Obtained Expertise host, his wife and daughter were sleeping and had been foiled by the pad’s fortress-like safety. They fled vacant-handed just prior to police arrived.
In 2007, Declan was supplied the inexperienced mild by planners to demolish his old 1930’s-built dwelling and create a new a single which includes a cinema and golfing simulator and a fitness center complete with rowing and stage devices. Two years later, he was granted organizing permission to include a rear backyard lose.
His latest plans include things like narrower actions from the basement up the external decking location, a glazed walk-on skylight and external lightwell, providing him 26.2m2 in more inner floorspace.
Officers at the regional council gave the go-ahead just after there ended up no objections from neighbours in the road where Television sidekick Ant McPartlin utilised to dwell just a several doorways away, in a designated conservation space.