British actor Sean Bean has lost a long-running battle with local officials over his plans to add a roof terrace to his London home.

The Game of Thrones star has spent two years fighting to gain permission from council bosses to convert a second-floor roof at his mansion in Belsize Park, north London into a usable outdoor space.

However, Bean's application faced fierce opposition from neighbours who claimed the terrace would overlook their homes.

The star filed three separate planning permission applications, and all of them were rejected, so he took his case to the Planning Inspectorate body.

Bean's appeal has now been turned down again after the head of the Inspectorate ruled his plans would cause "unacceptable harm" to neighbours, according to Britain's Daily Mail.