Gordon Ramsay tweaks planning application for his £7m mansion's gates to be more 'in keeping' with local area

Chef Gordon Ramsay has submiited fresh plans for his property's gates
Chef Gordon Ramsay has submiited fresh plans for his property's gates (Image credit: Getty Images)

TV chef superstar Gordon Ramsay has submitted fresh renovation plans for his £7m mansion to ensure the property is more in keeping with the area by switching from steel to wooden gates.

The Hell’s Kitchen star, 57, has altered the type of gates he wishes to install to conform to strict planning rules.

In planning documents lodged with the London Borough of Wandsworth Council, Gordon has cooked up plans for new timber gates instead of steel gates as originally planned.

Celebrity chef is renovating his £7million home

The property is in a conservation area, areas of special architectural and historic interest, which imposes strict criteria on any property renovations or extensions.

In 2021 Ramsay applied to Wandsworth Council planners for an overhaul of his multi-million-pound London property, which includes a wine store and a master bedroom that covers an entire floor.

Gordon’s extensive transformation – which incorporates a modern glass design and open plan kitchen, living and dining room – will also add 76 square metres to the property’s floorspace.

Plans include basement conversion and trendy 'igloos' in back garden

The celebrity chef’s new basement will have room for another en-suite bedroom, a study, a plant room, and a shower room.

The refurbished basement plans include a glass well which will flood the space with natural light – a perfect solution to the problem of artificial light in basement accommodation.

In 2019 Ramsay submitted plans to place plush £40,000 log cabins in his back garden to create more accommodation space.

They boast a kitchen, double bed, electric heating, shower, storage, and TV and are shipped from Estonia.

Plans to add steel gates didn't get approval

The Gordon, Gino and Fred's Road Trip star’s agents submitted the new application replacing steel entrance gates to painted timber gates.

Wandsworth Council approved the large initial renovation in 2021, but the revised application for the gates is now being mulled over by planning officers. 

The revised documents state the gates will be “more in keeping with street scape and enhancing the appearance of the conservation area”.

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