MMA superstar Conor McGregor’s plans for a substantial extension to his house in Kildare have been dealt a blow by Kildare County Council planners.
Planners said the proposed extension plans are “inappropriate” and contrary to the provisions of the Kildare County Development plan in terms of rural design.
The planners said the proposal is inappropriate “by virtue of its proposed length, scale and massing”.
The letter said: “A comprehensive design statement is required to demonstrate to the planning authority how the proposal was devised and how the overall scale/massing and design have taken account and mitigated potential impacts the development would have on the receiving sensitive environment”.
The council further asked that any further information to be lodged include a visual impact assessment, particularly from adjacent properties.
McGregor acquired the property in 2019 for €3 million from Albert Reynolds Jr., the son of the former Taoiseach.
The proposed works include the demolition of the existing detached garage and the construction of an extension to the front, side and rear of the property.
McGregor also wishes to relocate the house’s tennis court and build a sunken basement under it that would contain a car park and a gym.
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