Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright are smitten as they walk their dogs after council ‘blasts dream home plans’

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Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright have been spotted looking smitten as they walked their dogs near their home in Essex, on Friday 13 November.

The former Our Girl actress, 33, looked stunning as she kept things causal in a long black coat, with a black roller neck jumper and black trousers underneath.

Michelle, who recently returned to the Brassic set after having to self-isolate, topped off the look with a pair of white trainers and a large pair of sunglasses with dark lenses and tortoise shell style frames.

She held on to the lead as she walked their dachshund Phoebe, who was recently rushed to the vets, as she walked alongside hubby Mark, 33.

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Former The Only Way Is Essex star Mark also kept things casual as he wore a burgundy two pice tracksuit topped with a black, sleeveless puffer gilet.

Mark wore a pair of white Nike trainers, with brightly coloured stripes on the soles as he walked the couple’s Chihuahua, Pip.

He clutched onto a brown paper back as he walked along the Essex street with his beloved wife.

Mark and Michelle smiled widely as they walked along the high street, where only essential shops were open due to the lockdown.


Their happy demeanour comes despite reports two local councils have slammed their plans for their dream home.

Husband and wife Mark and Michelle demolished a £1.3million farmhouse and are building a five bedroom home in Essex, complete with gym, bar and outdoor swimming pool.

The couple are reported to have recently made a new application to make their home even more secure by surrounding it with a “rendered wall” between 1.8 metres and 2.1 metres high.

But, their plans have reportedly been labelled as “inappropriate” by Epping Forest District Council and Stanford Rivers Parish Council, according to Mail Online.

According to the publication, Epping Forest District Council wrote: “This site is in a very rural area, on a minor country lane.

“Whilst we accept that the existing conifer screen could be considered to be incongruous within this setting, to replace it with a 2.1metre high rendered wall would be totally out of keeping, and fail to enhance the rural landscape setting.

“None of the other properties on this lane have such inappropriate boundary treatments.

“Additionally, we note that the wall on the right hand side of the proposed entrance is within trees.

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“The trees and woodland are protected by a woodland tree preservation order, therefore tree reports should have been submitted to support the proposal… potentially resulting in loss or damage to important tree assets.

“Our records also show a Public Right of Way, and a check of the Definitive Public Rights of Way map on Essex County Council website, confirms that there have been not alterations to its route.

“To build the walls as proposed it would block access to this right of way.”

Meanwhile, the parish council added: “The Parish Council OBJECTS to this application.

“The design of the high walls, together with the pillars and the gates, are out of keeping with the rural setting, and would detract from the rural nature of this particular area of the Parish.

“In addition, a public footpath currently runs through this property, and whilst we understand there may be possible applications to alter this in the future, we could not at this time support a planning application which would effectively block a public right of way.”

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