X Factor beauty Cheryl Cole has lost her fight to build an underground swimming pool and gym at her Surrey Mansion, as the council rejected her planning application.
Cheryl applied to the council in January asking to build a luxury underground swimming pool and gym, insisting it ‘needs’ to be underground and not in her back garden, because she is fed up of paparazzi trespassing on her land, and helicopters in the air trying to snap Cheryl in a state of undress.
The Girls Aloud singer argued that she needs the £500,000 pool and fitness suite under her £3.5 million home so she could work out and swim without the fear of being photographed.
Ashley and Cheryl Cole, who are collectively worth £17million, claimed building a 12m x 5m below-ground swimming pool with gym, spa, sauna and steam room would stop them being pictured in ‘intimate episodes’ by passing aircraft. The celebrity couple have already enclosed their house in a 2m high fence, costing £15,000.
Despite their pleading with the council, the officials do not accept their privacy argument, and rejected their planning application.
Earlier this year it was revealed that Cheryl Cole Could Have an Ancient Graveyard under her house, which if true, will need expensive archaeological excavation before any building work would have gone ahead.
Ashley and Cheryl Cole have appealed to an independent planning inspector to see if there is any way around the planning application.