Chelsea star Ruben Loftus-Cheek in hot water over 6ft garden fence

RUBEN Loftus-Cheek has landed in hot water with planners after building 6ft-high garden decking without permission – three YEARS ago.

The Chelsea star, 23, currently sidelined through injury, has applied for retrospective consent to be allowed to keep the three-tier timber structure at his £1.8million Surrey home.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is on the road to recovery after an Achilles injury
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Papers lodged at his local council show that the composite decking, complete with steps and steel rope handrail, was built in 2016 without pre-application advice from a planning officer, and the construction took a month to complete.

A neighbour of Loftus-Cheek, who lives near the Blues’ Cobham training ground, is believed to have alerted the council.

Two years ago, the midfielder won a battle with residents to build an extension to his five-bedroom pad.

The current application was made in the name of Loftus-Cheek’s mother, Juliette, who lives at the property.

Officials at Elmbridge Council are expected to make a decision on the decking next month.

Loftus-Cheek is also expected to return to training next month after being sidelined since May.

The midfielder ruptured his Achilles tendon during a friendly against New England Revolution.

He was unable to take part in pre-season alongside his team-mates and new boss Frank Lampard.

But he proved he is on the road to recovery as he recently shared a picture of himself working up a sweat in the gym.

 

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