Rupert Grint and Other Celebrities Who’ve Fought Planning Battles

Rupert Grint wins planning dispute
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Gaining planning permission can be a challenge for everyone, whether you’re a self builder, tradesperson or internationally-recognised celebrity. 

Rupert Grint, best known for playing Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter franchise, is the latest household name to have faced opposition for his development plans. He had initially been unable to cast a spell on his neighbours over plans to turn his Hertfordshire barn into three eco-friendly homes, but finally received planning permission this week.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.