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Neighbours smash Rusedski yoga plan


HE WON the BBC Sports Personalit­y of the Year Award after scoring 30 wins with the Great Britain Davis Cup team, but former British tennis No1 Greg Rusedski has lost a battle on the home front.

I can disclose that he’s been forced to admit defeat in his three-year battle to turn his £2million country home into a yoga and wellness retreat.

The ex-Wimbledon star, 49, and his wife, Lucy, an NHS therapist, wanted to run residentia­l workshops with bed and breakfast for up to 12 guests at their West Susssex farmhouse.

They applied for permission for a ‘change of use’ of their 18th-century Grade II-listed home and officials were set to rule the proposed developmen­t ‘in’, not ‘out’.

But the local planning authority then served up legal opinion, with lawyers called in to argue that the proposed use was as a hotel or guest house, not mixed residentia­l.

Almost half a dozen residents and the parish council objected, saying the access to Rusedski’s home was ‘wholly inappropri­ate’ for commercial use as it lies on a single track shared with six other properties.

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Battle lost: Lucy and Greg

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