Comedienne Ruby Wax has won her battle against a planned building project near her London home.

The U.S.-born star, who lives in the British capital, joined her neighbours in upmarket Notting Hill to fight proposals from another resident to extend the basement of his property.

The building works went before local planning chiefs this week (ends19Apr13) but after reviewing the details, they refused official permission for the extension.

Officials ruled the new work is "inappropriate" and would not be a high enough quality for the surrounding area.