Harry Redknapp wins planning battle against council to build his £7m Sandbanks mansion

An overhead shot of Harry Redknapp's home on the beach with a large back garden and boat house
The house, which overlooks Brownsea Island, has been approved to be transform into a traditional palazzo style home as seen around Lake Como in Italy (Image credit: Google Earth)

Harry Redknapp has won a planning battle against his local council over his plans to build an Italianate mansion on Sandbanks in Dorset.

The former Premier League manager and I'm A Celebrity winner recently purchased a dated waterside home for £7 million on the exclusive peninsula with his wife, Sandra Harris, 76.

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.