Residents in one of the UK’s most expensive villages have hit out at Gordon Ramsay’s plans to build a house in the grounds of his holiday home.
The celebrity chef bought the detached property in the picturesque village of Rock, Cornwall last year.
Despite spending £4.4 million on the property, Ramsay wants to tear it down and replace it with a five-bedroom state-of-the-art home while also building a separate guest annexe at the bottom of the garden.
Planning chiefs at Cornwall Council had approved pre-application plans.
Now his team of architects have now submitted a full planning application – but three residents in the village, which is nicknamed Kensington-on-Sea, have objected to the proposed guest annexe.
Locals have described the proposals as “overdevelopment” and fear it could set a “dangerous precedent” in the area of outstanding natural beauty where the average house price has rocketed to £800,000.