Real Housewives of Cheshire’s Dawn Ward plans to turn £14.5m mansion into a luxury spa and her neighbours are not happy
REAL Housewives of Cheshire’s Dawn Ward plans to turn her £14.5million mansion into a luxury spa and her neighbours are not happy.
The interior designer and ex-Premier League footballer husband Ashley are looking to transform Warford Hall into a “boutique spa retreat”.
Dawn wants to transform her mansion into a spaCheshire East Council / Triangle News
The 10-bed mansion is one of the largest buildings in one of the most affluent areas of the country, dating back to the 19th century.
However, 25 neighbours have already voiced their concerns that the proposals will be excessively noisy and will result in traffic chaos.
The spa will include a heated swimming pool, massage and therapy facilities and hotel accommodation for 30 people.
The couple have struggled to sell the 12-acre property and claim it costs over £100,000 to maintain every year.
She claims her and hubby Ashley spend over £100,000 on maintenanceDawn Ward instagram
Neighbours are not satisfied with the plansCheshire East Council / Triangle News
They are worried it will turn into a wedding venue via a “back door” in the application processCheshire East Council / Triangle News
They also want to have accommodation for up to 30 peopleCheshire East Council / Triangle News
It currently includes a games room, play rooms, cinema room, a bar and a sunroom.
Speaking of their development plans, planning agents Arista Design Ltd said in documents: “Warford Hall would remain as a building of the highest calibre, benefiting from a significant upgrade and investment in landscaping creating stunning grounds.
“The proposal is to change the use of Warford hall from a dwelling with ancillary offices to a luxury, boutique spa retreat.
“There would be overnight guest accommodation made available in association with this use.
The spa would be situated in one of the most affluent villages in BritainCheshire East Council / Triangle News
Dawn shot to fame after appearing on ITVBe show Real Housewives of CheshireDawn Ward instagram
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“The Hall and associated outbuildings will be refurbished and extended to provide a total of 16 bedrooms and a new spa facility will form part of the new extension works, which is similar in scale to the extension.
However, one neighbour said in the planning documents: “We object as the venue would inevitably want to expand into a late night, drinking and party destination that would disrupt all who live surrounding Warford Hall.
“Yet another thinly disguised attempt (through the back door) at getting approval as a wedding venue with all the noise and disruption that goes with it.”
Residents already raised concerns about their annual charity ball, Creme de la Creme, which was held in honour of their late daughter Aston.