EXCLUSIVE: Geri Horner and husband Christian apply for planning permission to build a SIXTH bedroom at their Grade-II listed mansion because they need more room for their ‘growing family’

  • EXCLUSIVE: Spice Girl and F1 Red Bull boss submit proposals for a new floor
  • Their Grade II listed mansion in Northamptonshire already has five bedrooms 
  • It sits on site of former vicarage and has elements dating back to 16th century

Geri and Christian Horner have applied to expand their mansion with the planning application stating they need more room for their ‘growing family.’

The Spice Girl and F1 Red Bull boss will have a new floor which is set to become an additional bedroom with an en-suite, linked to the existing house.

The mansion already has five bedrooms, with one each for the couple and the three children they have between them, alongside a spare bedroom.

The singer – formerly Geri Halliwell, 50, had daughter Bluebell, 16, after a six-week fling with screenwriter Sacha Gervasi in 2005.

Christian also shares a daughter, Olivia, eight, with his ex-partner Beverley Allen.

The Horners also have a five-year-old son Montague together.

Geri and Christian Horner have applied to expand their mansion with the planning application stating they need more room for their ‘growing family.’

Alongside a huge lawn, the Horners’ house boasts two kitchen gardens, two paved terraces and stables 

The mansion already has five bedrooms, with one each for the couple and the three children they have between them, alongside a spare bedroom

The Spice Girl and F1 Red Bull boss will have a new floor which is set to become an additional bedroom with an en-suite, linked to the existing house 

Elizabeth Pickup, from historical building experts Worlledge Associates, praised the celeb couple for taking care of their Grade II Listed home 

It sits on the site of a former vicarage, in Marston St Lawrence, Northants and has elements that date back to the 16th century

The singer – formerly Geri Halliwell, 50, had daughter Bluebell, 16, after a six-week fling with screenwriter Sacha Gervasi in 2005. Christian also shares a daughter, Olivia, eight, with his ex-partner Beverley Allen. The Horners also have a five-year-old son Montague together. Pictured: The existing first floor plans

Elizabeth Pickup, from historical building experts Worlledge Associates, praised the celeb couple for taking care of their Grade II Listed home.

It sits on the site of a former vicarage, in Marston St Lawrence, Northants and has elements that date back to the 16th century.

Ms Pickup said they are making it workable for an expanding family that is looking down the barrel of needing more bedrooms.

The biochemist, who quit her career for old buildings and a better family balance, said: ‘Since buying the house, the current owners have overseen an extensive programme of repairs, maintenance and alterations.

‘This process of managed change has meant that the house, grounds, and ancillary structures have been retained as a heritage asset, while enabling the continued use of the property as a family home that can adapt to suit the needs of modern family living.

‘The current occupiers have invested considerably in repair, maintenance, and inventive re-use of redundant buildings on the site.

‘The main house provides a much-loved home for a busy, growing family, with bedroom space under increasing pressure to meet their needs.’

Five years ago the Wannabe singer refused to rule out more kids, telling HELLO!: ‘There’s room for another one, for sure, and if that happened that would be great.’

And when her daughter Bluebell was two, she even revealed that she was looking into adoption.

She told Glamour UK: ‘I have a sister and would love to give Bluebell that gift.

‘I feel I have the capacity to love a child that’s not mine in blood.

‘I’m open to what life brings. I’m educating myself about adoption at the moment.’

Ms Pickup said they are making it workable for an expanding family that is looking down the barrel of needing more bedrooms

Alongside a huge lawn, the Horners’ house boasts two kitchen gardens, two paved terraces and stables

The house features a large oval dining room, a room-sized safe, an orangery, a huge wood-panelled study and a conservatory

The materials will blend in with the existing building, with the windows matching the ground floor to respect the ‘architectural hierarchy’ of the servants quarters compared to the main house

Alongside a huge lawn, the Horners’ house boasts two kitchen gardens, two paved terraces and stables

The new west wing extension will sit above what would have been the servants’ wing, which was built in 1840

The extension will be tiled in slate, with rainwater goods and be built in ironstone with stone quoins to match the existing building

The former pop star and racing boss are revamping their pad, with a replacement to their glasshouse and conversion of the dovecote also up for planning permission.

The new west wing extension will sit above what would have been the servants’ wing, which was built in 1840.

The materials will blend in with the existing building, with the windows matching the ground floor to respect the ‘architectural hierarchy’ of the servants quarters compared to the main house.

It will be tiled in slate, with rainwater goods and be built in ironstone with stone quoins to match the existing building.

The existing tiles will be repurposed as much as possible into the new roof.

Alongside a huge lawn, the Horners’ house boasts two kitchen gardens, two paved terraces and stables.

The house features a large oval dining room, a room-sized safe, an orangery, a huge wood-panelled study and a conservatory.

Upstairs there are currently five bedrooms, four of which have en suites.

This development comes as the couple are slammed by locals while they seek part retrospective planning permission after replacing their barn.

They have also changed the use of the barn to agricultural and equestrian use.

One neighbour said: ‘The advent of a mezzanine floor has clearly increased the height and pitch of the roof, although not the footprint of the building.

‘The overhead image shows that the new metal roof is now very light in colour and thus, with increased pitch, has become far more visually prominent.

‘Had a planning application been submitted prior to the rebuild we would have commented and requested that consideration be given to the dominant appearance of the barn.

‘We would have requested that the barn be no larger than the barn it was to replace and the roofing material to be used should be less visually intrusive.

‘We hope therefore that now the barn has been built retrospective action can be immediately taken to partially screen the barn and the incongruous industrial-looking roof through the planting of and subsequent maintenance of large suitably located and fast growing native trees.’

Crime Prevention Design Advisor Sharon Henley of Towcester Police added: ‘The applicant has not provided any information on crime prevention measures to reduce opportunities for theft of machinery or of equestrian related items presumably stored in the stores shown on the plan.

‘Horse related equipment is very attractive to thieves and measures should be put in place to reduce opportunities for burglary.’

In May the globe-trotting couple had their first horse-racing win, with a steed named after the Spice Girls’ 1999 No 1 single – Two Become Won.

The six-year-old gelding pocketed £175 in winnings at a point-to-point race at Mollington racecourse, near Banbury, Oxon.

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