Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright have reportedly applied for planning permission to renovate a one-bedroom outbuilding in their dream home in Essex.
The TV set is said to have received approval from the council last month to demolish their new four-bedroom farmhouse and turn it into a Georgian-style mansion after purchasing it for £ 1.3 million in October.
Michelle, 32, and Mark, 33, have now reportedly applied to the Epping Forest District Council for permission to renovate the horse stables on the land into a ‘one-bedroom outbuilding,’ according to The sun. They allegedly applied last week.
Dream Home: Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright reportedly applied for planning permission to renovate a ‘one bedroom outbuilding’ in their Essex dream home (pictured in March)
Rumor has it that the duo is turning the four-bedroom farmhouse into a sprawling Georgian-style mansion with a converted attic, bar, gym, TV room, study room, outdoor pool, and even game room.
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The couple is said to have hit a stumbling block in early March after an alleged row with the municipality over the dirty drains of the property.
Michelle and Mark filed plans to tear down their new place and replace it with a Georgian-style mansion, but the council is said to be concerned with concerns that the land had been “ tainted ” by its previous use as a farm at the time.
What it looks like now: The TV set would have received approval from the council last month to demolish their new four-bedroom farmhouse and turn it into a Georgian-style mansion after they had it for £ 1.3m in October purchased
According to The sun, Michelle and Mark had no plans to get rid of their toilet waste, with the concerned city council the plot may not have had suitable disposal at the time.
The publication alleged that the Environmental Protection and Drainage Unit of Epping Forest County Council wrote a letter saying that the couple should take care of the land discharge condition.
It then said: “The applicant has no proposal to remove dirty sewage … the geology of the area is predominantly clay and infiltration drainage may not be suitable for the site.”
Another February council letter stated fears that the property has been contaminated: “These data indicate that the site may have contaminated land as a result of its use as a farm.”
Dream House: Michelle, 32, and Mark, 33, have now reportedly asked Epping Forest City Council to renovate the horse stables on the land into a ‘one-bedroom outbuilding,’ according to The Sun. They allegedly applied last week
Furthermore, it said the project can only continue with certain water controls “to ensure development can be carried out safely without unacceptable risks to workers, neighbors and other external receptors.”
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This is not the first time that Mark and Michelle’s dream buildup has faced problems.
A report in February confirmed that the pair will have to place bat boxes in parts of the property because rare species of bats are present in a nearby forest.
In planning documents, a bat study for the pair said, “It is possible that bats commute and forage along and within the forest to the northwest.
Therefore, it is advised to apply a bat-thought-out lighting scheme during the demolition, construction and completion phases to avoid lighting the forest.
Wow: Rumor has it that the duo is turning the four-bedroom farmhouse into a sprawling Georgian-style mansion with a loft conversion, bar, gym, TV room, study room, outdoor pool and even a games room
‘In addition, there will be integrated bat boxes in the new building.’
Bats and salamanders are legally protected, meaning it is an offense to harm them or destroy or disrupt their roosts and habitats.
Legislation requires that all structures or places that use bats for shelter or protection must be protected from damage or destruction, whether they are occupied or not.
It’s included in the planning policy, which means that local authorities are required by law to consider whether bats or salamanders are likely to be affected by any proposed development.
The couple had been waiting to find out if they would get the green light to demolish their new home, bought by the upscale real estate agent Savills, and the city would have approved the project last month.
In January, their planning agent said, “This new home has been carefully designed to be similar in area and volume to what’s currently on the property.
‘The new home will be located further on the site and will provide a much more functional family home for our customers.
“The existing home has been expanded several times and is not functional, so a new home would make better use of the site.”
Plans for their new place include a ground floor bar, gym, TV room, study room, outdoor pool, and even a game room after Mark said they are ready to start a family.
“We say we’re going to try [for a baby] every year, but something comes with work, ‘the presenter said recently.
Incredible: Michelle recently shared a rare glimpse of their new home on Instagram when she showed off their incredible Koi Carp pond last week complete with a bridge
“So it will be Michelle filming in South Africa and then I got the job in Los Angeles – so we think we’ll try next year.
“It will be around December or January, we’ll talk about it and we’ll go from there. With children I wanted three or four. But now, I’m 31, we don’t have children before 32.
“I think we can have two or three. Gemini would be great because you get two out of the way at once! Triplets would be even better! And if we have quadruplets, we would laugh because we would have them all at once! ‘
Meanwhile, Michelle recently shared a rare glimpse of their new home on Instagram when she showed off their incredible Koi Carp pond last week, complete with a bridge.
Revealing that she was enjoying a peaceful garden day amid the British COVID-19 fence, the snap saw her beloved sausage dog Phoebe running across the water.