Captain Tom pool house demolished after long planning battle

Captain Tom Moore with his daughter, Hannah, waving
The Captain Tom pool house has now been removed after a lengthy planning battle (Image credit: Getty)

The Captain Tom pool house that was built by the family of the beloved former army officer and fundraiser, has now been demolished after a long planning battle.

Hannah Ingram-Moore, 53, the daughter of Captain Tom, was initially given planning permission to build the outbuilding next to Captain Tom's former home, The Old Rectory, in Bedford, before being ordered to submit a retrospective application due to not meeting the initial plans or designs.

Joseph Mullane
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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.