Captain Tom’s family lose spa demolition appeal
The family of Captain Sir Tom Moore have lost a planning application appeal against the demolition of an unauthorised home spa in their garden.
Moore’s daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore and her husband had appealed against the order by Central Bedfordshire Council.
They used the Captain Tom Foundation name on the first plan before a revised application was turned down.
The family have three months to comply with an existing demotion order.
In a letter announcing the decision, Inspector Diane Fleming said the “scale and massing” of the partially built building had “resulted in harm” to The Old Rectory, the family home and a Grade II listed building in Marston Moretaine.