James Nesbitt's plan for luxury home rejected by Northern Ireland council
TV star James Nesbitt has been refused permission to build a plush new pad on Co Antrim's north coast.
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council voted to back their planning committee's recommendation to refuse permission for a luxury house, which is almost complete, being constructed in Portrush.
The original application submitted in October 2016 was initially rejected after neighbours expressed concerns over a bedroom window overlooking their property.
Designs were redrawn to remove the window and the application was re-submitted by London-based property developer Nesbro Ltd in September 2017 before being given the green light.
However earlier this year the firm, which is co-directed by the Ballymena-born Cold Feet star, submitted updated plans - which included a first-floor balcony with the controversial window back in the frame. The Coleraine Chronicle reported that Nesbitt's agent claimed the property was only redesigned to bypass the council's planning committee and that it always intended to reinstate the original plans under "permitted development rights".