British architect John Simpson has been asked to redraw the design plans for the controversial extension to Kensington Palace by Kensington and Chelsea council.

The extension proposal is part of a £12m revamp for the Grade I listed palace and Kensington Gardens.

Simpson’s decorative ornate loggia on the eastern facade, the centrepiece of the proposal, was criticised for being over-elaborate.

It has now emerged that Historic Royal Palaces, which leads the project, has decided to redraw its plans, which will be submitted to the planning council.

The previous design was supported by English Heritage and the Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment.