Lottery millionaire Adrian Bayford wins battle over swimming pool

Lottery millionaire Adrian Bayford wins battle over swimming pool he built without permission as he prepares to sell £10m estate so he could move closer to his children

  • Adrian Bayford faced backlash after facilities put in without planning permission
  • Conservationists complained about the impact the bar and games room had
  • Bayford has traded in his £10million estate for a four-bedroom home in Dundee 

Euromillions winner Adrian Bayford has won a battle over a swimming pool at his mansion as he prepares to sell his estate to move nearer his family.

The multi-millionaire – who scooped £148million seven years ago – faced backlash after the facilities were all put in the grounds without planning permission.

Conservationists complained about the impact the bar and games room could had at his £10million Grade II Listed pad in Linton, Cambridgeshire.

Euromillions winner Adrian Bayford has won a battle over a swimming pool at his mansion in Linton, Cambridgeshire 

The former postman, pictured at the Cambridge Rock Festival held in the grounds of his Suffolk home in July this year, wanted to be near his ex-wife and their children

The multi-millionaire – who scooped £148million seven years ago – faced backlash after the facilities were all put in in the grounds without planning permission

Bayford has traded in his £10million estate (pictured) for a four-bedroom home in Dundee so that he can be nearer his ex-wife and their two children 

However, the council approved the retrospective application for the 13-metre (43-foot) outdoor pool yesterday. 

Yet Bayford, 48, withdrew applications for the games room and bar at the manor house. 

Bayford has traded in his £10million estate for a four-bedroom home in Dundee so that he can be nearer his ex-wife and their two children. 

The Euromillions winner must sort out all of his planning issues before he can sell up and move to Scotland. 

 The Euromillions winner must sort out all of his planning issues before he can sell up and move to Scotland

Greater Cambridgeshire Shared Council conservationists, had said: ‘It is recommended that these elements of the two applications are withdrawn.

‘Should they not be withdrawn, it is recommended that both applications are refused.

‘As far as can be determined, the harm caused to the significance of the designated heritage asset through the works to the curtilage listed building (Building 4) is less than substantial, but nevertheless to a serious degree.’

At the time the plans were submitted in June, Bayford’s agent said that the works would improve the derelict buildings.

Mr Bayford tried to sell the home, which was built in 1825, and its sprawling 189-acre estate and put it on the market by Strutt and Parker late last year.

But Land Registry records show that Bayford still owns the property and is yet to sell it.

His agent insisted the works had improved the eight-bedroom mansion in papers sent to South Cambridgeshire District Council.

Fields around the property have been left abandoned months after Mr Bayford vowed to move to Australia.

It is understood that he also purchased a large herd of Highland cattle, horses, hens and sheep, as well expensive farming machinery and employed a team of workers.

The Euromillions winner has allegedly fallen out with friends, including the director of Cambridge Rock festival which he hosted on his lawn in 2017.

Adrian Bayford won the £148million jackpot with Gillian (left) but they split up a year afterwards

Mr Bayford pictured at the Cambridge Rock Festival held in the grounds of his house in Suffolk

He also he feels hassled by residents of the 38 properties he owns because they feel as a wealthy landlord he should pay for everything.

Meanwhile, his friends say his fortune has left him feeling increasingly isolated and he no longer feels comfortable even going out for a beer.

Adrian also purchased a local pub called the The Rose and Crown for £375,000 but he was understood to have fallen out with staff and now rarely sets foot in it.

The former postie divorced wife Gillian in 2013.

At the time, she said their eight-year marriage had broken down ‘irretrievably’ and moved to Scotland with their two children.

Bayford is said to have bought a property within walking distance of the £1.2million Victorian mansion Gillian, 47, lives in. 

Removal vans were spotted at his £10million home in Linton, Suffolk, earlier this month before the millionaire was driven to his new home by his parents. 

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