The former ‘The Only Way is Essex’ star Lucy Mecklenburgh has lost her proposal to transform her two-bedroom bungalow into a £1.5million sanctuary.

Ms Mecklenburgh issued an application to add a roof extension, a first floor front extension and a new front porch to her Brentwood home – but many neighbours were opposed to the plan.

She was granted permission to the home which sits within the exclusive Hutton Mount area in 2015.

But Brentwood  Borough Council has refused the latest application, arguing the development plans are “out of keeping with the existing building and the character and appearance of the immediate neighbours, the street scene and surrounding area”.

Epping Forest Guardian: Lucy Mecklenburgh’s plans for her Essex home has hit a setback Photo: PALucy Mecklenburgh’s plans for her Essex home has hit a setback Photo: PA

One neighbour who lived next to the home seven years ago, wrote to the council stating that for “six-and-a-half years” the house has been “boarded up and not finished”.

The neighbour wrote: "We have had builders merchants' lorries, skip lorries, concrete mixer lorries and many more. As a result, the road is now full of potholes.

"There appears to have been no council oversight of the works to ensure completion in an acceptable timeframe to help minimise the impact to both the road and the community within it.”

According to MailOnline, another resident wrote: "The design and appearance is completely different to other dwellings including previous developments in [the close].

"This proposed development is not in keeping with the surrounding area and other properties."

Epping Forest Guardian: Lucy Mecklenburgh has appealed the decision Photo: PALucy Mecklenburgh has appealed the decision Photo: PA

In February 2015, Ms Mecklenburgh bought the home for £525,000 and it is now believed to be worth £738,000.

She is sharing the home with ex-Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas and recently announced she is expecting her second child this year after recently welcoming her 19-month-year-old son Roman.

However this is not the only home she owns, as the couple are also completely renovating a mansion in Cheshire.

Ms Mecklenburgh has now appealed to the planning inspectorate to overturn Brentwood Borough Council’s decision, according to details with the planning inspectorate.

A date for any determination has not been listed.