Claudia Schiffer loses planning battle over sprawling Suffolk estate

Claudia and her film-maker husband, Matthew Vaughn, have lost a planning dispute with a neighbour who wants to double the size of her cottage on the edge of their country estate.

The German catwalk star, 49, and Vaugh, 48, objected on the grounds that Coldham Hall, their west Suffolk mansion, would be "directly and adversely impacted" by the "oversized" extension.

Acting for the couple, planning firm hgh produced a report claiming the extension to Coldham Hall Cottage would have a "negative impact" on the estate, "further eroding their historic rural farmstead character".

However, the resident of the cottage, Hanne Pilo, was last week granted permission by the district council to build a two-storey side and rear extension, and demolish an outbuilding to make way for a garage.

Ms Pilo has been given a deadline of three years to carry out the work.

Coldham Hall
Claudia Schiffer and Matthew Vaughn's Suffolk mansion, Coldham Hall (Andrew Parsons/PA)

Schiffer and Vaughn have lived on the Grade I listed Tudor estate, south of Bury St Edmunds, for some 17 years, having purchased the property shortly before their wedding in 2002.

Vaugh is best known for gangster thrillers Snatch and Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, and for directing the Kingsman series starring Taron Egerton.

Despite the couple's opposition, planning officer Adam Yancey wrote that Ms Pilo's work would cause little disruption to the Vaughns because of the 30m distance between the two properties.

He said: "It is therefore considered that the proposed extension will not result in any material adverse impact on the neighbouring property in terms of overlooking, loss of light or having an overbearing impact."

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German model Claudia Schiffer presents this black chiffon dress with lace top as part of the Chanel Autumn/Winter 1993 high fashion collection, designed by German designer Karl Lagerfeld July 20
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US film actress Sharon Stone with Model Claudia Schiffer after presenting Italian designer Valentino's bridal mini gown at the end of his 1994 Spring-Summer ready-to-wear collection, October 13th
Top model Claudia Schiffer is made up before presenting Italian designer Valentino 's 1994 Spring-Summer ready-to-wear fashion collection, October 13th
German top model Claudia Schiffer shows a dress and coat in wool beige of Les Copains designer for Fall/Winter ready-to-wear at Milan fashion show on March 2
German model Claudia Schiffer presents this short black velvet dress with white trim as part of French designer Chantal Thomas' Autumn/Winter 1994 ready-to-wear collection March 8
Designer karl Lagerfeld walks out on the catwalk ahead of German model Claudia Schiffer at the end of the Chanel ready to wear fashion show
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A violonist welcomes Germany's top model Claudia Schiffer and her fianc? David Copperfield of USA as they arrive for a dinner on the eve of the World Music Award ceremony in Monte Carlo May 3rd
Germany's top model Claudia Schiffer poses with her fianc? David Copperfield the World Music Awards TV show in Monte Carlo May 4
Super-model Claudia Schiffer (L) and her fiance US. magician David Copperfield after Copperfield's show , October 2. Copperfield has been awarded 'Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et des lettres' by French Culture Minister
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Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld (R) talks to supermodel Claudia Schiffer (L) who modelled his latest designs in Frankfurt's futuristic Museum of Modern Art on December 5
Top models Claudia Schiffer (R) and Helena Christensen (L) show the latest designs from Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld in Frankfurt's futuristic Museum of Modern Art on December 5
Italian designer Valentino poses with German top model Claudia Schiffer during a party following his Autumn/Winter 1995 ready-to-wear show March 20
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He also said the cottage, which was built in the early to mid-20th century, had been incorrectly listed on the Historic England website as a listed property.

Schiffer and Vaughn live at Coldham Hall with their three children, Caspar, 16, Clementine, 14, and Cosima, nine.

According to Architectural Digest, the 14-bedroom mansion is set in 530 acres and is believed to have been given its name by Queen Elizabeth I after she was served cold ham there.

In a 2017 interview, Schiffer told the magazine that she and Vaughn wanted the property to be "child- and animal-proof".

She is quoted as saying: "We're not very formal. The whole idea of the house is that everyone can roam.

"I wanted it to be rustic so you felt like you could have muddy dogs running around and kids with jam on their hands."

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