James Corden is set to knock down his Oxfordshire country estate and build another right on top of it.
The comedian and TV host has spent much of the last decade living in the US due to his role as presenter of The Late Late Show but Corden is set for a permanent return to the UK later this year.
As a result of his time in the US, the £8million Henley-on-Thames property has fallen into disrepair and as a result, Corden has been granted permission to demolish the property and build another on the land.
The works — which will also include tearing down a pool house — will create a two storey pad alongside a subterranean basement with a plant room and storage.
The property currently features the Grade II listed Druid's Temple which cannot be knocked down.
While the house will be 18% larger than the current one, Corden was forced to scale down many of his plans for his new home.
The Gavin & Stacey star originally wanted a large pool house with two pools, a yoga studio and massage room but those plans had to be abandoned to get planning permission.
The new property will also feature a walled garden for growing fruit and vegetables.
Wokingham Borough Council said: “The principle of the development is supported as a replacement dwelling is not inappropriate development in the Green Belt, subject to consideration of openness.
"Revisions to the scheme have resolved initial objections from Historic England and the Council’s Conservation Officer. There is an outstanding objection from the Gardens Trust and the Council’s Trees and Landscape Officer."
They added: “No resident objections have been received and the proposal is recommended for approval, subject to conditions relating to ecology and landscaping conditions.
"Following discussions with the applicant’s agent in relation to unresolved tree impacts, the application no longer includes a pool house, outdoor swimming pool or a refuse store at the main entrance to the site.”
Corden is also required to not restrict views from the Druid's Temple.
With reporting by Triangle News
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