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In this episode, a multimillion-pound property developer who specialises in creating lavish homes for the rich and famous is now looking to renovate a failing football club. But will his planning application win approval with the planners?

A proposal to build a grand design in the historic village of Churton, Cheshire, isn't welcome news for local residents. Barry Littler lives next door to the proposed site and he's objecting to what he describes as a space ship that is not in keeping with the area.

In the UK, there are thirty-three areas of outstanding natural beauty, protected land where the construction of new houses is restricted. But as the country faces an unprecedented housing shortage, such areas are being considered for development. Just outside Stroud, Gloucestershire, head planner Phil Skill is assessing an application to build 100 homes inside England's largest area of outstanding natural beauty, the Cotswolds, but with this proposal facing major opposition from locals, will he refuse or approve?

And in Frodsham, Cheshire, 40-year-old ex-Navy pilot Paul Hanks wants to turn his need for speed into a money-making venture. Paul's military career was cut short after an accident, and now Paul is hoping to get the go ahead to run outdoor adventure activities, including hovercrafts and off-road buggies, but local residents don't want this kind of enterprise on their doorstep.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Mon 16 Jun 2014 09:05


Role Contributor
NarratorBarbara Flynn
Series ProducerDympna Jackson
Executive ProducerKieron Collins