Lord Alan Sugar suffers planning setback as council rejects plans for new gated entrance to his £8.5m Essex home

The rear of the property from a view above shows a tennis court and swimming pool
Lord Sugar's Essex home has faced a variety of planning setbacks, with his plans for a new gated being just one in a long list of rejections (Image credit: Google Earth)

Lord Alan Sugar, 76, faced yet another setback with his local council as they rejected his plans to construct a new gated entrance to his £8.5 million Essex mansion. 

The billionaire host of 'The Apprentice' has received another planning permission refusal from Epping Forest District Council for his 10-acre estate, which includes a swimming pool, tennis court, and classic Victorian features.

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