David and Victoria Beckham claim to have had a succession of disagreements with their Cotswolds estate’s angry neighbours about development plans, the most recent of which is reported to entail a barn.
After it was reported that the ex-footballer, 48, and fashion designer, 49, wanted to erect a greenhouse on their £12 million expansive estate, they were accused of bringing’surburbia’ to the countryside.
Locals were reportedly outraged when the family requested planning approval to create a second access road to their home.
Now, The Sun has reported that the famous couple are in yet another row – this time over a barn.
The publication claims representatives of David and Victoria are asking for permission to create three separate office spaces in the building, as well as a bathroom.
At this, the neighbour is seemingly unhappy, and they are reported to have called the plans a ‘back-door way’ of turning the barn into ‘residential property.’
They allegedly said in a letter: ‘Surely this is just a back-door way of trying to turn this barn into a residential property. It is a barn and should remain so.’
The magazine noted that a local wrote to the council about their intentions for the last ‘row’ over the road, which was alleged to be utilised for the construction of their greenhouse and allotment.
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They seemingly wrote: ‘I am always amazed at those who come to live in the countryside and then want to bring in suburbia, they are not content to live in a natural country environment, they want “to build a lake”, not content with a small lake they then want to enlarge it to some 4 acres with an island so they can have picnics on the island.
‘The applicants defended their plans, saying they would recreate a classic English meadow scene, well if that was the case I would change my landscape architect because [famous garden designer] Capability Brown would never have designed a garden, with such features as huge football pitched, a spectator stand, an outdoor pool, and a sauna.’
David and Victoria began spending weekends in the countryside in 2017, after purchasing their Cotswolds house for a cool £6 million at the time.
Source My Celebrity Life.