Conor McGregor’s plan to transform Co Kildare’s house he bought just over Â£ 2million three years ago has been rocked by local council.
cGregor (33) had applied for permission to demolish 246mÂ² of existing housing and add 655mÂ² to the five-bedroom property called The Paddocks in Castledillon, Straffan.
Plans filed on behalf of McGregor’s personal assistant proposed to build an underground parking lot and a gym on the grounds while expanding a significant part of the house.
The Notorious was ranked by Forbes magazine as the highest-paid athlete in the world this year and is estimated to be worth around $ 300 million.
According to the planning request submitted to the local authority, McGregor and his partner Dee Devlin plan to demolish an existing detached garage and porch in order to build an extension to the front, side and back of the house.
They are also hoping to move an existing tennis court to the property and build a sunken basement below the new court location.
This will include a car park, a gym and ancillary premises.
Located a short distance from the prestigious K-Club Golf Course, The Paddocks also has horse riding facilities on site.
However, Kildare County Council rejected the request on the grounds that it is “inappropriate” in the rural landscape and the sensitive nature of the Liffey River Valley area.
In its decision, the council said it considered the proposed extension “due to the length, mass and scale proposed in relation to the existing dwelling to be inappropriate”.
“It is not in line with the provisions of the County Kildare Development Plan (2017 – 2023) in terms of rural design and expansion development,” he adds.
âThe applicant is encouraged to address the above accordingly and submit a revised proposal. ”
The decision also states that a full design statement is required by the planning authority.
The local authority is also interested in how the overall scale and design has been taken into account to mitigate “the potential impacts that development would have on the sensitive receiving environment”.
The board also asks the applicant to submit an appropriate visual impact assessment, to show how the proposed development âdoes not exhibit negative visual impactâ.
The couple bought the property shortly before McGregor added it to his portfolio when he bought the Black Forge Inn in Crumlin.
The MMA star bought his local boozer last year for â¬ 2million and spent an additional â¬ 1million on renovations before it reopened.
Yesterday, sundayworld.com reported on how McGregor would consider expanding his empire by buying a suburban pub in Dun Laoghaire.
The Dubliner had expressed a desire to acquire more establishments in recent months and reports have now emerged claiming that he had his eye on O’Neill’s on George’s Street.
McGregor is reportedly interested in acquiring O’Neill’s and is preparing to sell his yacht, which is moored in DÃºn Laoghaire.
McGregor’s long-term accountant and financial adviser Alan Geraghty is said to be in advanced talks to acquire O’Neill’s, although he reportedly declined to comment on the matter when contacted by The Currency.
O’Neill’s, a 4,730 square foot two-story pub, went on the market two months ago and has an asking price of over â¬ 800,000.
The listing of the property on lisney.com indicates that O’Neill’s “represents an excellent opportunity to acquire compact, well-appointed, traditional-style licensed premises”.
McGregor has previously said he plans to invest in more pubs in Ireland and abroad, saying the Black Forge Inn was “just the start” of his career as a publican.
In a statement to the Sunday Business Post, McGregor said: âWith the pleasure that I have had and have throughout this process, I really think this is just the start for me as a tax collector. .
âIrish pubs are renowned the world over and it is a great honor to have my own representation now in the mix. I will be exploring other places across Ireland and abroad for sure.
âI am passionate about hospitality and entertainment, and with the Black Forge, I’m just getting started. ”
We revealed in June how the UFC superstar is parting ways with his Dublin-based yacht.
âThe boat left Dun Laoghaire but its four jet skis are still there,â an insider revealed. “The yacht sold for almost a million euros and it only lost around $ 20,000 despite being purchased over four years ago.”
McGregor bought a luxury Lamborghini yacht worth 3 million euros last year.
Dubbed the ‘Supercar of the Sea’, only 63 of the yachts will be made, with the Notorious purchase number 12 as a tribute to its Proper No. Twelve whiskey brand.
Earlier this year, McGregor was crowned highest-paid athlete in the world by Forbes magazine.
He has grossed $ 180 million (149 million euros) in the past year and has beaten Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the top spot on the list.
McGregor raised around $ 22 million (â¬ 18 million) in January for his appearance at UFC 257 where he was knocked out of his first UFC fight in a year by Dustin Poirer.
His biggest gains, however, came from his recent sale of his controlling stake in the Proper No. Twelve whiskey brand to Proximo Spirits for a whopping $ 150 million (â¬ 123 million).