Captain Sir Tom Moore’s daughter has lost an appeal against the demolition of an unauthorised spa at her home.
Hannah Ingram-Moore and her husband had appealed against the demolition order by Central Bedfordshire Council.
They used the Captain Tom Foundation name on the first plans, with revised plans then turned down.
The organisation, which was founded in June 2020 in honour of Sir Tom – after he shot to fame by doing sponsored laps of his garden during the COVID pandemic – is currently being investigated by the Charity Commission.
The investigation is unrelated to the £38m Sir Tom raised for NHS charities with his own fundraising drive – for which he was knighted by the late Queen in July 2020.
The Second World War veteran died in January 2021, at the age of 100, after being treated for pneumonia for some time and then testing positive for coronavirus.
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Later that year, Ms Ingram-Moore and her husband were granted permission to build a Captain Tom Foundation Building on the grounds of their £1.2m home in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire.
Plans for the site said it would be used partly “in connection with The Captain Tom Foundation and its charitable objectives”.
However, a subsequent retrospective application a year ago for a larger building containing a spa pool was refused by the planning authority.
Planning bosses at Central Bedfordshire Council said an enforcement notice requiring the demolition of the “now-unauthorised building” was issued in March this year.
In documents appealing against the notice, the family said the building was “no more overbearing” than a previously approved planning application and the “heights are the same”.
It also said the building was set at the back of the site, meaning it was not an issue for public view.
However, the Planning Inspectorate, to whom Ms Ingram-Moore appealed against the…
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This notice was published: 2023-11-07 06:00:00
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