EXC: Holly Willoughby WINS Planning Battle To Build Expansion

EXCLUSIVE: Holly Willoughby WINS battle to build controversial extension to her ‘castle house’ despite complaints from neighbors

  • TV presenter and husband Dan Baldwin are looking to add a first-floor side and front extension to their six-bedroom home in south-west London
  • The couple bought the house in 2011
  • Earlier this month, on July 9, Richmond Council rejected their plans, which also included changing windows and doors and building a dormer on the side.
  • Their plans were hit by numerous complaints from neighbors
  • Liliana Velez said: ‘Having noise all day and so many months is not the standard of living in such an expensive area to live in’

Holly Willoughby has won the battle to expand her historic home, despite complaints from neighbors who have been fighting for years to renovate her home.

TV presenter and husband Dan Baldwin are looking to add a side and front first floor extension to their six-bedroom house in south-west London, which they bought in 2011.

Earlier this month, on July 9, Richmond Council rejected their plans, which also included changing windows and doors and building a dormer on the side.

Takeout: Holly Willoughby has won the battle to expand her historic home, despite complaints from neighbors, who have been fighting for years to renovate her home

On Tuesday, the municipality gave the green light, but only for an extension on the first floor.

Their plans were hit by numerous complaints with a neighbor, Liliana Velez, who read: ‘Making noise all day all day for months on end is not the standard of living in such an expensive area to live in…

“I don’t pay taxes to get this level of disruption, it’s not a quality of life.”

Another local, Julie Halstead, also lunged at the couple, saying: ‘One of the reasons I came to the area is because it’s in a beautiful leafy conservation area…

Add: TV presenter and husband Dan Baldwin are looking to add a first-floor side and front extension to their six-bedroom home in South West London, Barnes, which they bought in 2011 (Holly and Dan pictured)

Add: TV presenter and husband Dan Baldwin are looking to add a first-floor side and front extension to their six-bedroom home in South West London, Barnes, which they bought in 2011 (Holly and Dan pictured)

‘Holly Willoughby’s property has already been expanded, I believe that further development under the proposal would have serious implications for the character and nature of this part of the road and the community.

‘I have the feeling that the project would have a negative effect on nature in this beautiful green area. My main living areas overlook the property and gardens. The proposed project would mean that I would be overlooked much more, resulting in loss of privacy.’

Ms Halstead further complains that previous work on Holly’s property in 2013 on a ground floor extension and swimming pool caused chaos on the road and fears this could happen again.

Adding: ‘Due to the pandemic, many of us are now working from home. I have a feeling that this proposed project would have a very negative effect on the lives and work of the residents.’

Evicted: Earlier this month, on July 9, the Richmond Council rejected their plans, which also included changing windows and doors and building a dormer on the side

Evicted: Earlier this month, on July 9, the Richmond Council rejected their plans, which also included changing windows and doors and building a dormer on the side

But the council’s planning officer dismissed their concerns about noise pollution, saying in the report: “The proposal is not expected to cause noise or nuisance to local residents, as the site will remain in use as a single-family home.”

MailOnline has reached out to Holly’s representatives for comment.

In 2016, neighbors also objected when the couple failed to apply for a two-storey extension to the main house, though they received approval for a “super basement” the same year.

In 2013, a local resident sent an anonymous letter through the family’s door, accusing them of keeping roommates up all night with their “drunk behavior.”

The note annoyed husband Dan so much that he emailed 50 residents saying, “The letter was extremely rude and overly aggressive (I’ll spare you the gory details). It falsely accused us of keeping the whole neighborhood awake last night with drunken behavior.”

Oh dear: In 2013, a local resident sent an anonymous letter through the family door, accusing them of keeping roommates up all night with their

Oh dear: In 2013, a local resident sent an anonymous letter through the family door, accusing them of keeping roommates up all night with their “drunk behavior” (Holly and Dan in 2016)

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