Former England captain John Terry has lost his planning battle with neighbours to build a huge garage and poolside party bar.

The ex-Chelsea defender, 39, wanted to revamp the garage at his plush £4.35million Surrey mansion, so it can house his flash motors such as a Ferrari 275 GTB and a £2 million Enzo.

He also planned to build an outdoor party space by his pool – with a covered seating area and bar.

Terry wanted to add a staff quarters to the garage, at the 18th century seven-bedroom pad he and wife Toni bought last year.

John Terry has had his plans for an outdoor poolside party area and a revamp of the garage housing his Ferrari supercar collection at his £4.35m Surrey mansion thrown out by the council

John Terry has had his plans for an outdoor poolside party area and a revamp of the garage housing his Ferrari supercar collection at his £4.35m Surrey mansion thrown out by the council

But after furious opposition from angry neighbours, Guildford Borough Council planning chiefs stuck the boot in to the star’s grand proposals.

They said neither the triple garage or outdoor party area was allowed in that part of Surrey – which has been designated Green Belt to protect it from further development.

In the decision report, case officer Chris Gent said: ‘The proposed replacement garage, by virtue of its size, height, bulk, mass, position and floor area, would be materially larger than the building it is to replace and would have a greater impact on the openness of the Green Belt than the existing development.

‘The proposed covered outdoor seating area constitutes inappropriate development in the Green Belt.’

The ex-Chelsea defender, 39, and wife Toni also wanted to add a staff quarters to the garage at the 18th century seven-bedroom home they bought last year

The ex-Chelsea defender, 39, and wife Toni also wanted to add a staff quarters to the garage at the 18th century seven-bedroom home they bought last year

He added: ‘No very special circumstances have been demonstrated which would outweigh the inherent harm to the Green Belt.’

Several neighbours had already blasted Terry’s proposals, putting the plans in doubt.

Imogen Jamieson, from the local Ockham Parish Council, complained that the garden area and bar would be a noise nuisance to neighbours all year round.

Ms Jamieson said: ‘The proposed covered outdoor seating is significant at 430 square foot.

But after furious opposition from angry neighbours, Guildford Borough Council planning chiefs stuck the boot in the star's grand proposals

But after furious opposition from angry neighbours, Guildford Borough Council planning chiefs stuck the boot in the star’s grand proposals

In the decision report, case officer Chris Gent said: 'No very special circumstances have been demonstrated which would outweigh the inherent harm to the Green Belt.' Pictured: Staff quarters at the huge garage Terry had made an application for

In the decision report, case officer Chris Gent said: ‘No very special circumstances have been demonstrated which would outweigh the inherent harm to the Green Belt.’ Pictured: Staff quarters at the huge garage Terry had made an application for

‘Whilst the location within the plot is not immediately adjacent to neighbouring properties, the nature of swimming pool activity with a covered outdoor seating with a bar means there are likely to be noise nuisance issues preventing residents from having peaceful enjoyment of their properties.

‘The provision of a heating source also enables this space to be used year round which would provide the neighbours with no respite from noise nuisance throughout the year.’

Neighbour David Scotland also objected to the ex-England star’s proposals.

He said: ‘The proposed staff accommodation above the applicants’ new garage would create a third residential unit which would clearly breach the existing order.

‘Whilst I sympathise with the new owners who are greatly improving the house, I have to object to this application.’

While resident Christine Townsend complained about the staff quarters.

She said: ‘I further object to the proposal on the grounds that more people living on the site may cause further disturbance to the nearby houses.’

Terry, who is now Aston Villa assistant coach, bought the plush home last year for £4.35million. It is just a stone's throw away from his old club Chelsea's training ground in Cobham, Surrey

Terry, who is now Aston Villa assistant coach, bought the plush home last year for £4.35million. It is just a stone’s throw away from his old club Chelsea’s training ground in Cobham, Surrey

The Premier League star wanted to replace the garage with a larger one to house his expensive car collection.

The plans said: ‘The proposed development comprises a detached triple garage with accommodation for ancillary domestic staff within the roof space above to replace, and broadly in the same position as, an existing detached triple garage.

‘And a single-storey covered outdoor seating area – open to each of its four sides – adjacent to the outdoor pool area, following the demolition of the existing garage and a single-storey domestic storage outbuilding.’

The garage would have been 111sq/metres with 460 metres of volume.

The plans read: ‘The existing garage is too small to easily accommodate larger vehicles, modern day 4x4s and SUVs and storage of cycles.

Imogen Jamieson, from the local Ockham Parish Council, complained that the garden area and bar would be a noise nuisance to neighbours all year round

Imogen Jamieson, from the local Ockham Parish Council, complained that the garden area and bar would be a noise nuisance to neighbours all year round

‘The materials for the existing buildings are not sympathetic and do not match the main house.

‘The proposed development represents an attractive and well-proportioned building which will use traditional materials that match the existing main house and therefore represents an enhancement compared to the existing buildings.

‘The outdoor covering seating area is a simple open-sided structure with four timber posts at each corner supporting a pitched roof with a low brick wall along the rear side and a brick chimney.’

And Terry’s application claims that neighbours’ privacy will not be infringed upon.

It adds: ‘The replacement garage and covered outdoor seating area are more than 25 metres from the nearest neighbouring houses to the south-east.

‘There are no windows proposed in the rear or side elevations of the garage and thus there would be no overlooking or loss of privacy to the neighbouring properties.’

Terry, who is now Aston Villa assistant coach, bought the plush pad last year for £4.35million.

The 18th century house is set in eight acres of land, just a stone’s throw away from his old club Chelsea’s training ground in Cobham, Surrey.

It has a library, stables, swimming pool and tennis court, yet Terry and wife Toni are still keen on extending it more.

They love pool parties, and regularly post snaps of the family enjoying outside in the sun. 

The property is Terry’s fifth in the area after having involvement with four others on the nearby Crown Estate in Oxshott, one of Britain’s most expensive areas to live.

Firstly, in 2002, Terry purchased a six-bed family pad in 2013 before selling it for £5million in 2013.

He then acquired golfer Colin Montgomerie’s house for £6.5 million in 2014 which boasts a two-bed staff annexe, four reception rooms and six-bathrooms.

Terry and the family lived here for several years, however moved out after the house was burgled while they were on a skiing holiday.

He also built a nine-bedroom white mansion nearby in 2011 – which he intended to live in with Toni and twin children.

However, before they had the chance to move in, they received an out of the blue offer for £16 million from Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Sultan of Oman.

Terry also bought another nearby property for £4.5 million in 2017, and lodged plans to demolish it and build two luxury houses in its place. 



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