Saturday 1 October 2022 12:00 PM Strictly Come Dancing star Bill Bailey launches planning battle to convert ... trends now
The comedian, musician and actor wants to carry out the development next door to his existing ground floor flat in a designated conservation area in west London, despite opposition from some neighbours.
Bailey, 57, plans to make a single two bedroom apartment by installing internal stairs to combine separate one bedroom flats on the ground and first floor of a Victorian house.
He wants to add a ground floor extension to form an 'extended living dining space' with white-rendered walls, matching a modern extension on his ground floor property next door, according to council documents.
Bill Bailey, 57, and his dance partner Oti Mabuse (pictured) were crowned Strictly Come Dancing winners in 2020
The plans also include excavating the rear garden to build a pool measuring 6m by 3m with a 'movable rising and lowering deck' matching a surrounding limestone terrace.
Bailey who has appeared as a regular panellist on TV shows such as Have I Got News For You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and QI also wants to build a below-ground pool filter room, accessed via a landscaped stepped terrace.
A planning application for the project has been submitted to Hammersmith and Fulham Council by him and his wife of 24 years Kristin, a former costume designer who manages his business affairs.
The proposed ground floor plan for Bailey's £2 million extension. The plans were submitted to Hammersmith and Fulham Council and are awaiting approval