Jason Statham, the well-known Hollywood actor who has faced off against gangsters, aliens, and even a massive shark, recently lost a dispute with a charity for dyslexia education. The disagreement centered around plans to build a workshop with skylights in the garden of a property near Statham’s £5 million mansion in a posh South London area. Statham objected to the use of standard Velux skylights, but planning officials granted permission for the work to go ahead. Statham and his partner Rosie Huntington-Whiteley also expressed concerns that they had missed the opportunity to object to the work while on holiday.
Actor Jason Statham, who is 56 years old, and his partner, model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, have been unsuccessful in their attempt to object to a planning dispute with a dyslexia education charity located nearby.
Statham expressed his disapproval of a workshop being built in the garden of a property near his £5 million mansion in Southwark, south London. Social media posts reveal that the couple had been travelling to Turkey, Antwerp in Belgium, and the Maldives before the decision was made. Despite objections, permission was granted for a workshop, greenhouse, and tool shed to be constructed within the grounds of a £10 million Georgian mansion that serves as a charity for people with dyslexia. This is not the first time the celebrity pair has been involved in a planning dispute with their neighbours. In 2021, they were allowed to cut down a 25-year-old cherry blossom tree in the front garden of their £7.5 million townhouse in West London, despite arguments from neighbours that it provided privacy. Upon returning to the UK from California, where they spent some time in 2021, the couple, who have a six-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter, were eager to settle down and purchased luxury London homes to be closer to their families.