John Inverdale wins planning battle to add loft conversion with snooker table to his £2m seafront mansion

A Google Earth image of John Inverdale's house which has a greenhouse and driveway
John Inverdale has gained planning permission for a loft conversion after his neighbour's complained about the proposals (Image credit: Google Earth)

Former BBC sports commentator John Inverdale, 65, has won a planning battle against his neighbours to extend his £2 million West Sussex mansion.

The plans included a loft conversion with roof lights, which other residents felt would invade their privacy, overlook into their homes and gardens and cause light pollution.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

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.