Celia Sawyer's bid to halt neighbour's balcony overlooking her garden fails

A balcony being installed on a house on a row of long gardened houses in Poole, Dorset by the sea
BCP Council have ruled the additions to be lawful and "would not create an unacceptable impact on the neighbouring amenities" (Image credit: Google Earth)

Celia Sawyer's attempts to stop her neighbour's plans to build a balcony have been unsuccessful as the council has allowed the plans to go ahead.

The presenter of Channel 4's 'Four Rooms' complained after her neighbour, Neil Kennedy, a retired accountant, built his own self build in the exclusive Sandbanks area in Poole’s, Dorset, also known as 'Millionaire's Row'.

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.