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council knockout Conor McGregor's plan to transform new €2 million home is dealt a blow by council

The couple purchased the property not long before McGregor added to his portfolio when he purchased the Black Forge Inn in Crumlin

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The plans for an extension to McGregor's house have been rejected

The plans for an extension to McGregor's house have been rejected

The plans for an extension to McGregor's house have been rejected

Plans by Conor McGregor to transform the Co Kildare home that he bought for just over €2million three years ago have been dealt a blow by the local council.

McGregor (33) had applied for permission to demolish 246 sq m of existing accommodation and add 655 sq m to the five-bedroom property called The Paddocks in Castledillon, Straffan.

The plans that were filed in the name of McGregor's personal assistant proposed building an underground car park and gym on the grounds while also extending a significant part of the home.

The Notorious was listed by Forbes Magazine as the highest paid athlete in the world this year and is estimated to be worth around €300million.

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McGregor and his partner Dee Devlin want to extend to the front, side and rear of the house

McGregor and his partner Dee Devlin want to extend to the front, side and rear of the house

McGregor and his partner Dee Devlin want to extend to the front, side and rear of the house

According to the planning application submitted to the local authority, McGregor and his partner Dee Devlin are looking to demolish an existing detached garage and porch area in order to construct an extension to the front, side and rear of the home.

They also hope to relocate an existing tennis court on the property, and to build a sunken basement under the court's new location.

This will include a car park, gym and ancillary rooms.

Located a short distance away from the prestigious K-Club golf course, The Paddocks also has equestrian facilities on site.

However, Kildare County Council has rejected the application on the grounds that it is “inappropriate" within the rural landscape and sensitive character of the area of the River Liffey Valley.

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The house is situated near the prestigious K-Club golf course

The house is situated near the prestigious K-Club golf course

The house is situated near the prestigious K-Club golf course

In their decision, the council said they considered the proposed extension “by virtue of the proposed length, massing and scale in relation to the existing dwelling is inappropriate”.

“It does not comply with the provisions of the Kildare County Development plan (2017 – 2023) in terms of rural design and extension development,” it adds.

“The applicant is requested to address the aforementioned accordingly and submit a revised proposal.”

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The decision also states that a comprehensive design statement is required by the planning authority.

The local authority also wants to know how the overall scale and design have been taken into account to mitigate "potential impacts the development would have on the receiving sensitive environment".

The council also requests the applicant to submit an appropriate visual impact assessment, to show how the proposed development “does not present a negative visual impact”.

The couple purchased the property not long before McGregor added to his portfolio when he purchased the Black Forge Inn in Crumlin.

The MMA star bought his local boozer last year for €2million and spent a further €1million on renovations ahead of its reopening.

Yesterday, sundayworld.com reported how McGregor was said to be considering expanding his empire by purchasing a suburban pub in Dun Laoghaire.

The Dubliner had expressed a desire to acquire further establishments in recent months and reports have now emerged claiming he has his eye on O'Neill's on George's Street.

McGregor is said to be interested in acquiring O'Neill's and is set to sell his yacht, which is berthed at Dún Laoghaire.

McGregor's accountant and long-term financial advisor, Alan Geraghty, was said to be in advanced talks to acquire O'Neill's although he reportedly declined to comment on the matter when contacted by The Currency.

O'Neill's, a 4,730 sq ft two-storey pub, was put on the market two months ago and has a reported asking price of in excess of €800,000.

The property's listing on lisney.com states that O'Neill's 'represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a compact, well-appointed, traditional style licensed premises'.

McGregor has previously said that he plans to invest in more pubs in Ireland and abroad, saying that the Black Forge Inn is “only the beginning” of his career as a publican.

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McGregor purchased the property around three years ago

McGregor purchased the property around three years ago

McGregor purchased the property around three years ago

In a statement to The Sunday Business Post, McGregor said: “With the enjoyment I have had, and am having throughout this whole process, I definitely feel this is only the beginning for me as a publican.

“Ireland’s public houses are renowned worldwide and it is a great honour to have my own representation now in the mix. I will explore other venues across Ireland and overseas for sure.

“I am passionate about hospitality and entertaining, and with the Black Forge I am only beginning.”

We revealed back in June how UFC superstar was parting ways with his Dublin-based yacht.

"The boat is gone from Dun Laoghaire but his four jet skis are still there," an insider revealed. "The yacht has sold for close to €1 million and he is only down 20 grand or so on it despite buying it over four years ago."

McGregor last year bought a luxury Lamborghini yacht worth €3 million.

Dubbed the 'Supercar of the Sea', only 63 of the yachts will be made, with the Notorious purchasing number 12 in homage to his Proper No. Twelve whiskey brand.

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McGregor's home plans have been dealt a blow

McGregor's home plans have been dealt a blow

McGregor's home plans have been dealt a blow

Earlier this year, McGregor was crowned the highest paid athlete in the world by Forbes Magazine.

He brought in earnings of $180m (€149m) over the last year and beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the top spot on the list.

McGregor collected an estimated $22m (€18m) in January for his appearance at UFC 257 where he was knocked out of his first UFC fight in a year by Dustin Poirer.

His biggest earnings, however, came from his recent sale of his majority stake in whiskey brand Proper No. Twelve to Proximo Spirits for a whopping $150m (€123m).

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