James Corden has reportedly been given the green light on plans to build his dream home in a quiet UK market town after relocating his family from Los Angeles.
The 45-year-old has plans for a lavish six-bedroom “mega mansion” as reported by The Sun but plans for the property have been marred by rejections from the local council.
Additionally, the charity English Heritage has also objected to some of his plans forcing the Hollywood star to compromise on his initial ideas.
After a year’s wait and a few more changes, the former Late Late Show host has now been given the go-ahead and is expected to start on the first step of the property’s renovations; demolishing an £8million ($10million) 1960’s building already present.
The Gavin and Stacey star is believed to be replacing the decades-old property with a modern, six-bedroom abode as well as an outdoor pool, sauna and steam room.
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Some of the concessions James has made reportedly include an addition to the plans to help protect indigenous bats, badgers and glow worms that are found in the area.
He has allegedly had to revise his landscaping plans to protect 45 granite megalithic stones that are on the property.
A source told the aforementioned outlet that James has endeavored to ensure “everyone is happy with the plans” and eagerly looks forward to having a “proper base for his family”.
James, his wife Julia and their three children; 11-year-old Max, eight-year-old Carey and five-year-old Charlotte, all hope to move into the Berks home as soon as possible.
The Cordens are relocating to James’ native country after eight years of living in Los Angeles while he hosted his iconic late-night talk show.
Explaining the move earlier this year as he hung up his hosting hat, James told The Sun that he had been offered an eight-figure bonus to stay in the US but had turned it down.
While he admitted it was a “lovely offer”, the Cats star claimed it would be “wrong” to stay in LA for the money.
The Emmy award winner hoped that the move would allow him to spend more time with his three children and his wife, saying: “I can’t be traveling and leaving them. I think there will be a sense of real displacement for them and I am very conscious of that.”
He added that it had been a “noisy eight years” and that he was looking forward to some “silence”.
Daily Express US have contacted Wokingham Borough Council and James Corden’s representatives for comment.
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