Well-known mates of Paul O’Grady could quickly be invited to remain at his Kent nation dwelling after the TV favourite will get clearance for a brand new guesthouse.
The For the Love of Canines host should demolish a uncared for cottage subsequent to his sprawling property in Aldington close to Ashford to make room for the brand new constructing.
He will even improve his blue painted Knoll Hill dwelling by changing the loft right into a sixth bed room and including an entrance corridor to ‘create a way of arrival’ to the home.
O’Grady, 65, requested award-winning architectural agency Hollaway to work on the plan and submitted their mission to Ashford Metropolis Council simply earlier than Christmas.
An investigation revealed bat droppings within the attic, however planning officer Rob Bewick mentioned measures taken to mitigate the impression on winged mammals “could also be thought of acceptable.”
He additionally accepted the elimination of 5 bushes to enhance the driveway and parking services, as there’s “a very good degree of safety on this a part of the positioning.”
Mr Bewick added: ‘Though the event is inside the Kent Downs Space of Excellent Pure Magnificence, the character and look of the panorama can be preserved with respect to the extensions of the present dwelling and enhanced by the elimination of the present chalet and its substitute by the proposed one.
“The extent of screening, design and top quality supplies can be acceptable and wouldn’t trigger visible injury.”
Described as a contemporary cottage, the two-story guesthouse will characteristic a eating and kitchen space, a separate lounge and two bedrooms upstairs.
In his predominant property, O’Grady – who raises livestock, together with pigs and goats on his land – will improve the dimensions of the workplace and kitchen, and add a spiral staircase resulting in the sixth bed room of the loft. .
The Liverpudlian, who hit the massive time as his flirtatious alter ego Lily Savage, has lived on the scenic location for years and has opened the Aldington social gathering on a number of events.
Final summer time, he was given the inexperienced mild to construct a personal dance studio on his property for her ballet star husband Andre Portasio, 40.
In a 2010 interview, O’Grady revealed how he discovered a house for fellow comic Julian Clary within the village, however the TV funnyman is believed to have now moved away.
Earlier this yr, KentOnline instructed the story of the Hidden Chapel with probably the greatest views within the county, not removed from O’Grady’s home.
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