Jamie Theakston’s planning permission for ‘bed in shed’ house revamp rejected

Jamie Theakston’s planning permission for ‘bed in shed’ house revamp rejected

Jamie Theakston’s hopes to erect an outhouse in his West London home’s garden has been rejected.

The Heart radio DJ, 51, wanted to create an outbuilding complete with a gym behind his 19th-century pad – thought to be worth £6.5million – in upmarket Chiswick but his request for planning permission has been turned down by Hounslow Council.

The decision came after Jamie’s neighbours shared their concerns about the proposal with some concerned about the dwelling being made into a self-contained independent dwelling.

One angry resident penned on the council’s website in the comments section: “By including a bathroom and kitchen, this application has been designed in such a way that it facilitates future use as a beds-in sheds facility.”

Another added that they were not impressed with the design plans that were “not in keeping with the adjacent properties.”

The proposal sent to the council before the decision was finalised revealed Jamie’s hopes for the use of the extra space.

It states that the area was “to be used as a multi-functional space” with the main area “to be used as a CrossFit style gym, with space for sled pushing, battle ropes and plyometric box jumps etc as well as more standard exercise equipment.”

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London Borough Of Hounslow)

It also explained that there would be a shower and toilet in the building as well as a home office with a wood-burning stove and a “modest” kitchenette for “basic” refreshments.

In 2018 Jamie won a £2.5million planning war and despite facing objections from 20 neighbours he was allowed to build a four-bedroom house on his land.

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London Borough Of Hounslow)

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In 2020, amid the height of the Coronavirus pandemic – where people were forced to work from home during lockdown – Jamie revealed that he found it tricky presenting his radio show from home due to being “distracted.”

Jamie took to working from his front room while colleague Lucy Horobin was live from London’s Global studios.

Lifting the lid on his struggles, he said: “Welcoming listeners to the show, he said: “Lucy is in the studio, me working from home. It’s quite distracting working from home I think.”

Curious Lucy asked Jamie why he was finding it so distracting, and he hilariously replied: “I still need to take the recycling out…”

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