Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright’s £1.3million dream home ‘on hold’ as council say it’s ‘too big’01/08/2021
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Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright's plans to build their £1.3million dream home has reportedly been halted.
The Brassic actress and former TOWIE star, both 33, demolished their farmhouse and got the OK by their local Parish Council to build a stunning new house from scratch back in April 2020.
According to The Sun Online, the loved-up pair submitted a new application recently to make the property even bigger – but their Parish Council reportedly objected to the revised plans due to it's size.
In a letter dated 4 January obtained by the publication, they wrote: "At the time of the original applications, the Parish Council considers the impact the proposed new dwelling would have on the green belt, and whilst it was felt that the dwelling itself would represent a much grander and greater dwelling than the original dwelling, the demolition of the associated cart lodge was also taken into account.
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"For these reasons, the council did not object to the application, albeit some concern was raised that the property was perhaps rather large and potentially out of keeping with the rural setting.
"This new amended application further increases the size of the dwelling, and the Parish Council feels that these proposed changes increase the size of the dwelling over the original dwelling size to such a degree that it would, for reasons of its bulk and size, now represent an unacceptable increase and as such have a detrimental impact on the green belt."
The letter added: "The Parish Council therefore OBJECTS to this proposal on this basis."
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It has also been said that the couple, who recently hit out at the double standards between men and women, were also made to withdraw plans to turn their home into "a fortress" as the Council complained about their suggestion of surrounding their home with a "rendered wall" around two metres high.
The letter went on: "Whilst we accept that the existing conifer screen could be considered to be incongruous within this setting, to replace it with a 2.1 metre high rendered wall would be totally out of keeping, and fail to enhance the rural landscape setting.
"None of the other properties on this lane have such inappropriate boundary treatments."
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It added: "The design of the height walls, together with the pillars and the gates, are out of keeping with the rural setting, and would detract from the rural nature of this particular area of the Parish."
OK! online has approached both Michelle and Mark's representatives for further comment.
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