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90s TV icon wins battle over Grand Designs style makeover at £11m mansion

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HARRY Enfield has won his battle with conservationists for a massive Grand Designs-style makeover of his historic £11million mansion.

The comedian, 62, sparked uproar over plans for an “enormous, over-bearing” and “very obtrusive” rear dormer window at his 19th Century terraced pad.

Harry Enfield has won his battle with conservationists for a massive Grand Designs-style makeover of his historic £11million mansion

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Harry Enfield has won his battle with conservationists for a massive Grand Designs-style makeover of his historic £11million mansionCredit: Getty
He sparked uproar over plans for an "enormous, over-bearing" and "very obtrusive" rear dormer window at his 19th Century terraced pad

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He sparked uproar over plans for an “enormous, over-bearing” and “very obtrusive” rear dormer window at his 19th Century terraced padCredit: GC Images – Getty
Harry in The Lovebox in Your Living Room

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Harry in The Lovebox in Your Living RoomCredit: BBC
He played Wayne Slob in Harry Enfield and Chums

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He played Wayne Slob in Harry Enfield and ChumsCredit: �BBC 1997

He also wants to build a utility room, patio and balcony extension, and new front dormer, rooflights and railings at his five-storey home which boasts a gym and playroom.

But conservationists at the Ladbroke Association “strongly opposed” the proposed development in a designated conservation area in west London.

In a letter of objection, they said: “We are but custodians of our historic buildings and have to accept that what can be done in a conservation area may be very limited.

“The proposed alteration would be harmful to the conservation area and damaging to the very charm and character that makes people want to live here.”

But council officials have now given Enfield the go-ahead after he scrapped plans for a second rear dormer window, and there were no objections from neighbours.

Other proposed works include a new lightwell stairway, new air conditioning unit, relocated rear garden steps with side planters and natural stone paving.

In his ruling, the planning officer said: “The proposals are modest, discreet, appropriate in form, proportions and design.

“The proposals would respect the appearance of the host building and respond to its context whilst preserving the character and appearance of this part of the conservation area.

“The development would, given its minor nature and siting in relation to neighbouring boundaries, continue to ensure good living conditions are maintained for neighbouring occupiers in terms of light and sunlight, sense of enclosure, overlooking and privacy.”

Enfield, best known for playing Kevin the Teenager, Loadsamoney and The Slobs, bought his pad for £6.1million in 2008 but it is now believed to be worth a staggering £11.2million.

Harry Enfield character Kevin the Teenager lies to his parents after going to a club

He moved out of the family home following his split from wife Lucy after 23 years but is still the owner according to Land Registry records. Building work is now expected to start in July and be completed in January.

In a statement to the council, his planning agents said: “Overall, the proposed alterations are modest in terms of external impact on the property.

“The proposal subtly enhances the living and amenity conditions of this family home whilst preserving the character and aesthetics of the property and the local conservation area.”

Enfield previously won his battle with locals to turn a pub in Primrose Hill, north London, into a £3million five-bedroom family home.

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