FORMER Largs Euromillions winner Chris Weir has applied for planning permission for a new garage and sunrooms at her plush Frognal House property in Monkton - after they were built without proper permissions.

However, it is a late 'retrospective' application which has been made to South Ayrshire Council as the necessary permissions hadn't been secured by the construction team behind the development.

Chris, and her husband Colin, won £161m in 2011 and continued to live in Largs for a few years before putting their property at Knock Castle up for sale.

The couple purchased Frognal Estate bear Troon in 2014, and a rare insight into the lottery winner's surroundings was given through the application.

A letter to the planning authority sent by Chris's architects, F Crichton Wood, explained: "The present owner now understands that the parties involved in the design and construction appeared to misunderstand who was taking responsibility to apply for planning permission.

"When cross checking the status of all the current permissions, it became apparent the planning permission for the new sunrooms and garage had not been applied for.

"This new application has been undertaken to rectify this previous omission.

"The new garage has been carefully positioned to be totally screened from the main approach and can only be viewed when you reach the end of the domestic wing.

"Similarly to the south, due to the existing woodland, the important vista from the garden to the house is not changed by the addition of the new garage.

"The new sunrooms are completely out of view from the main approach, the alignment of the new rooms have been carefully positioned to reflect the axis of the existing garden design and complement the overall composition."

Frognal House was originally built in 1909 to the designs of the local architect James Hay. It was hit by a fire in 1913 and was latterly rebuilt.

The property was previously owned by chef and hotelier Bill Costley, who sold the mansion after living there for seven years.

He had originally opened it as a hotel in 2008 after a £2m restoration, before making it his home.

The four-bedroom Frognal House estate grounds include fountains, greenhouses and a market garden area. The Weirs were big benefactors in the town, donating to local causes including the Waverley, Haylie House, Inverclyde Sports Centre and the laying of an all weather astroturf pitch at Barrfields for the Largs Thistle Community Club. They also set up a charitable trust after their win and donated to young tennis and motor racing prospects.

In recent years they also donated to Partick Thistle's youth academy.