EXCLUSIVE: Holly Willoughby and husband Dan Baldwin’s home extension is hit with MORE complaints in new planning war with angry neighbours
- The couple want to add a first floor extension to their six-bedroom home in south west London, which they purchased in 2011
- Neighbours have voiced their anger at the plans, voicing concerns over the disruption it will cause and the lack of privacy it will leave them with
- The pair have made 14 planning applications since buying their four-storey family home for £2.8 million
- Nine of their applications had been to carry out building work and alterations on the property while a further four have been to prune trees in their garden
Holly Willoughby’s plans to extend her house have been hit with yet more complaints from neighbours, who have been fighting her home renovations for the last eight years.
The TV presenter and husband Dan Baldwin want to add a first floor extension to their six-bedroom home in south west London, which they purchased in 2011.
However, they are facing serious local opposition with a further two residents complaining.
At war: Holly Willoughby’s plans to extend her house have been hit with yet more complaints from neighbours, who have been fighting her home renovations for the last eight years
One neighbour, Liliana Velez, blasted the plans last week, saying: ‘Having the noise all week all day for so many months is not the standard of living in such an expensive area to live. I do not pay taxes to get this level of disruption, it is not quality of life.’
Now local Julie Halstead has also hit out at the pair, saying: ‘One of the reasons I came (to the area) is is because it is within a beautiful, leafy Conservation Area; The home has already been extended.
‘I feel that further development as per proposal, would severely impact the character and nature of this part of the road and community.
‘I feel that the project would have a negative impact on wildlife in this beautifully green area. My main living areas face the home and its gardens.
‘The proposed project would mean that I would be much more overlooked with it resulting in a loss of privacy.’
Ambitious: Holly and husband Dan Baldwin are wanting to add a first floor extension to their six-bedroom home in south west London, which they purchased in 2011 (pictured in 2012)
She went on to state that in previous work done on Holly’s property in 2013 on a ground floor extension and swimming pool, there was chaos on the road, and she fears this will happen again.
She added: ‘Due to the pandemic, many of us now work from home. I feel that this proposed project would have a very negative effect on the lives and work of the residents.’
Ms Halstead and other neighbours also objected in 2016 when the couple had a planning application for a two-storey building attached to the main house refused by the local council.
Yet Holly is now claiming that they’ve addressed the council and residents’ fears by only making this current application one storey instead of two.
Level up: The pair are planning to add another level to their home (pictured are the plans) but have been hit with backlash from their neigbours concerned by privacy and disruption
Flying the flag: Neighbours also complained when Holly put up a Union Jack on the flagpole of her house, a folly dating back to the 1800s, which has a huge tower in the middle of it
Her explanation hasn’t stopped neighbours complaining, with Barnaby Martin, stating: ‘Due to the major disruption caused by the proposed building works, I would like to put forward my objection to the proposal.
‘It would cause significant difficulties in terms of access and parking as well as disturbance during the day.
‘I regularly work from home, and so the works would have an even greater effect on my life. As the proposed works are purely cosmetic, and not essential.
‘I don’t see them as being worth the overwhelmingly negative effect on the lives and work of the people who live here.’
MailOnline has contacted Holly’s representatives for comment.
The new plans are the latest in a list of disputes with the couple’s neighbours, who also complained when Holly put up a Union Jack on the flagpole of her house, a folly dating back to the 1800s, which has a huge tower in the middle of it.
In 2013, a local resident sent an anonymous letter through the family’s door accusing them of keeping fellow residents up all night with their ‘drunken behaviour’.
The note irked Dan so much that he emailed 50 residents, saying: ‘The letter was extremely rude and overly aggressive (I’ll save you the gory details).
‘It wrongly accused us of keeping the whole neighbourhood up last night with drunken behaviour.’
Problems: It is the latest in a line of improvements the star and her husband have hoped to make to their family home (Holly is pictured at home during her Easter break)
In November 2016, Holly got the green light from the council for a ‘super basement’ despite a property collapsing on the street, which was the former home of Welsh singer Duffy.
It collapsed like a ‘tower of cards’ after it had undergone extensive excavation work to extend under the house.
Three years later, Holly and Dan were reported to be embarking on their ninth building project in seven years at their home.
The presenter wanted to convert a garage at her property into a one bedroom flat to accommodate an au pair to look after her three children, MailOnline revealed.
She was also hoping to add a second story to an existing brick-built garage at the end of her garden in London, documents lodged with her local council revealed.
The development in 2019 was the 13th planning application Holly and her husband had made since buying their four-storey family home for £2.8 million.
Nine of their applications had been to carry out building work and alterations on the property while a further four have been to prune trees in their garden.
Building plans: Holly and Dan’s biggest project was four years ago when they were given permission to excavate and build a basement for their six-bedroom home
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