Gordon Ramsay has won a battle over plans to demolish his £4.4 million holiday home and replace it with two others.
Villagers in one of Cornwall’s most exclusive seaside destinations had hit out at the Scot-born celebrity chef’s plans to build a large garden house in the grounds of his property.
Ramsay, 49, bought the detached property in the picturesque village of Rock, Cornwall, last year.
And despite the huge cost, he submitted an application to tear it down and replace it with a state-of-the-art home – while also building a separate house at the bottom of the garden.
Planning chiefs at Cornwall Council gave the proposals the green light yesterday despite receiving 15 objections from residents living nearby.
Locals were angered by the garden house element of the plans.
They said it would obscure the sea views they currently enjoy and fear it could set a “dangerous precedent” in the area of outstanding natural beauty where the average house costs £800,000.
Situated at the bottom of the garden, the building will have three bedrooms, a boat store, car port and large open-plan kitchen and living room.
Ramsay’s main home will have five bedrooms, two kitchens, a swimming pool and three terraces overlooking the stunning coast.
Last month, a spokesman for Ramsay said: “Gordon, Tana and the whole Ramsay family are very much looking forward to spending time in their new home in Cornwall.”