JAMIE Oliver lodged plans for thousands of pounds of renovation at his £6million home just two weeks after his restaurant chain collapsed.
The TV chef, 44, wants to have under-floor heating installed in the pantry of his historic country mansion.
Plans were lodged with Braintree District Council in Essex on June 5 — two weeks after the star was “devastated” that 22 of his 25 restaurants were forced to close with the loss of 1,000 jobs.
Dad-of-five Jamie and wife Jools, 44, bought the country pile in January.
A source said: “People will be wondering if he could have ploughed more money and energy into the eateries rather than his home.”
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