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Gordon Ramsay angers his neighbours with plans to cut down 100-year-old trees

Gordon Ramsay angers his neighbours with plans to cut down 100-year-old trees to make way for his fleet of supercars at new £4.4m holiday home

  • Gordon Ramsey, 52, to fell two 100-year-old trees to make way for a drive way 
  • The TV chef submitted plans for his three-storey holiday home in Rock, Cornwall 
  • Ramsay requires space for his growing fleet of multi-million pound supercars
  • The local parish council said it was ‘disappointing’ that the trees would be lost
  • Ramsey has regularly locked horns with his Cornwall neighbours over his plans

Gordon Ramsay has angered his neighbours with plans to cut down a pair of 100-year-old trees to make way for his fleet of supercars at his new £4.4 million holiday home. 

The TV chef previously locked horns with residents when he demolished a 1920s property to build the lavish three-storey luxury retreat in the affluent village of Rock in Cornwall.

Now Ramsey, 52, is set to make more enemies after he was granted permission to fell the trees to make way for a driveway for his fleet of Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Aston Martins. 

Gordon Ramsay has angered his neighbours with plans to cut down a pair of 100-year-old trees to make way for his fleet of supercars at his new £4.4 million holiday home. The TV chef previously locked horns with residents when he demolished a 1920s property to build the lavish three-storey luxury retreat in the affluent village of Rock in Cornwall

The three-Michelin star chef, who is one of a limited number of people in the world to own a £300,000 Ferrari Superfast 812, says he will plant four trees elsewhere on the sprawling grounds to compensate. 

St Minver Lowlands Parish Council said it was ‘disappointing’ that the trees would be lost.

They added: ‘Members are disappointed that it has come to the loss of these trees and trust that they are replaced with mature trees.’         

Cornwall Council’s own tree officer said the loss of the trees would be ‘detrimental’ to the landscape.

The holiday home on the picturesque South Cornish coast is described as a ‘stunning seaside retreat’ with a ‘gorgeous’ lounge, ground-floor study, ensuite bedrooms, walk-in showers, spectacular decking area overlooking the River Fowey. 

In the planning application review, he said  ‘a significant contribution to local landscape [and] the felling would have [a] detrimental impact on the local landscape, as well increasing the visibility of the new dwelling from the road and public spaces.’

The holiday home on the picturesque South Cornish coast is described as a ‘stunning seaside retreat’ with a ‘gorgeous’ lounge, ground-floor study, ensuite bedrooms, walk-in showers, spectacular decking area overlooking the River Fowey

The holiday home on the picturesque South Cornish coast is described as a ‘stunning seaside retreat’ with a ‘gorgeous’ lounge, ground-floor study, ensuite bedrooms, walk-in showers, spectacular decking area overlooking the River Fowey

Ramsay's planning team admitted their original plans were wrong and would need to down two trees, named G2 and T2, in order to complete the construction

Ramsay’s planning team admitted their original plans were wrong and would need to down two trees, named G2 and T2, in order to complete the construction

Ramsay’s planning team admitted their original plans were wrong and would need to down two trees, named G2 and T2, in order to complete the construction. 

The tree report states: ‘The design of the access drive to the ‘Garden House’ have proved more challenging than was originally conceived.

‘Consequently, designers have shown that the final surface the driveway approved by the LPA will need to sunk into the ground, rather than laid over the existing drive and garden levels as had been proposed.

‘This will result in excavations encroaching approximately 30% into the notional RPA of G2 and T2 [both trees]. ‘ 

Ramsay bought this £4million beach house in Trebetherick in 2016 to stay in while work is carried out on his residence in Rock

Ramsay bought this £4million beach house in Trebetherick in 2016 to stay in while work is carried out on his residence in Rock

The planning approval will be another source of rage for residents, who fiercely opposed his original plans after he bought the beautiful estate in 2016.  

There were 24 public objections with neighbour Pippa Burrows saying that the existing house, which Gordon will transform into one main house and a smaller garden house, was built of local stone. 

Ramsay has been busy building his Cornwall property portfolio. 

Along with the £4.4 million Rock property, Ramsay also added a £4 million beach house a few miles away in Trebetherick, and a £1.9 million former bank which he converted into a seaside retreat. 

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