DAVID and Victoria Beckham are involved in yet another planning row with a London neighbour – with the council even suggesting they meet up to resolve their differences.
This is their second dispute in a week, as they’re already arguing with Cotswolds residents near their lockdown country pile over a new security gatehouse.
In April, David and Victoria won the battle against a London neighbour, who bought a property near their posh £31 million townhouse in west London, in November, and submitted plans to overhaul it including drastic internal alterations, a slate roof with roof light and a completely new outdoor space.
The application was refused after strong complaints from the famous pair – but he hasn’t given up and resubmitted new plans to the council.
The A-listers were worried that the neighbour’s architect was creating a whole new patio area including a balcony on the first floor, which may have overlooked their back garden. They were also concerned that a new large roof light would be seen from their house and spoil their ambience.
The neighbour has now sought pre-planning advice from the council and a Senior Planning Officer.
In a blow to the Beckhams, the council is recommending that the the new plans are approved, but also suggested mediation.
They say: "I encourage you to discuss your proposals with all neighbours with a boundary with your site, as we will advise them of any application. The proposed rear terrace would not give rise to overlooking to the rear.
"It also appears likely that it would not allow for overlooking of the mews properties either side… in all other respects there are no concerns with the impact of the proposal on the living conditions of neighbouring occupiers in terms of light, sense of enclosure, noise or privacy."
It is understood a decision on the plans is due soon.
On Monday, The Sun Online revealed that a local resident had complained about the Beckhams’ planning application for a new security gatehouse at their rural home in Great Tew, with neighbour John Walsby writing a letter of objection stating: "Farms and agricultural buildings do not have gatehouses and security huts. It's totally out of keeping with the area."
The couple want to add extra security after a series of attempted break-ins at the country pad.
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