Katie Price 'faces a £20k FINE after failing to get planning permission to ...

Katie Price is reportedly facing an eye-watering £20,000 fine, after failing to get planning permission for renovations to her Sussex mansion.

According to The Sun, a source from Horsham Council claimed the star, 41, is 'in trouble' if she did fail to submit an application before beginning work on a new gym, studio and horse exercise arena in the grounds of her home.

It comes as Katie's 'mucky mansion' has turned into a building site in recent weeks, as she plans for a big showbiz comeback amid her recent financial woes. 

Scary: Katie Price, 41, is reportedly facing an eye-watering £20,000 fine, after failing to get planning permission for renovations to her Sussex mansion (pictured above February 2019)

Scary: Katie Price, 41, is reportedly facing an eye-watering £20,000 fine, after failing to get planning permission for renovations to her Sussex mansion (pictured above February 2019)

A source from the council said: 'There are no planning applications for that property right now. If she hasn’t put in an application before she starts building, she’ll be in trouble.'

The publication claims that Katie could face a fine of up to £20,000 and be ordered to demolish the build if she fails to file the necessary paperwork.  

A representative for Katie Price declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline.

A Horsham District Council spokesperson said: 'As a council we do not comment on the situations of individual residents.'

Oops! A source from Horsham Council claimed the star could be 'in trouble' if she failed to file paperwork for her new renovations, which include building a gym and beauty studio

Oops! A source from Horsham Council claimed the star could be 'in trouble' if she failed to file paperwork for her new renovations, which include building a gym and studio

It comes as builders were pictured descending on Katie's house on Tuesday, with The Sun revealing the vast property will undergo huge renovations.  

Photos of the decaying house show enormous mounds of soil piled on the driveway, scaffolding surrounding the exterior walls and diggers setting to work ploughing up the garden. 

And a huge area in her Sussex garden was dug up, presumably for the horse exercise arena as she transforms the decrepit home.  

Renovation work is yet to reach the tennis court, which has become overgrown and barley recognisable. The mother of five's swimming pool has seen better days, with a brown sheet covering the stagnant water.

On the mend? It comes as Katie is reportedly planning her big showbiz comeback, and is kicking things off with some building work on her lavish home (above May 2019)

 On the mend? It comes as Katie is reportedly planning her big showbiz comeback, and is kicking things off with some building work on her lavish home (above May 2019)

It comes as Katie plans the extensive renovations as she plans for a big showbiz comeback amid her recent financial woes. 

This comes after the star narrowly avoided bankruptcy at a High Court hearing in December 2018 - facing a debt of £2.1million. She was once said to be worth £40 million.

A source told the website: 'Katie's planning this huge showbiz comeback and thinks she'll be a millionaire by the end of the year, so spending money on the house is actually an investment.

'She's building a studio where she can film YouTube videos as part of her new vlogging career, and a small gym that Kris can work out of – something she always promised Kieran but didn't do.

'She thinks she can return the house to its former glory at the same time her career takes back off. Then she can show it off on the reality show too.' 

Mansion: A source claimed: 'Katie's planning this huge showbiz comeback and thinks she'll be a millionaire by the end of the year, so spending money on the house is actually an investment'

Mansion: A source claimed: 'Katie's planning this huge showbiz comeback and thinks she'll be a millionaire by the end of the year, so spending money on the house is actually an investment'

The mother of five, who split from her third husband Kieran Hayler

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