David and Victoria Beckham at war with locals over 'ugly and monstrous' lake



Posted Thursday, July 23, 2020 by Dailystar.co.uk

David Beckham and Victoria Beckham are currently battling with their residents in the Cotswolds over their plans for a 'monstrous and ugly' kidney-shaped lake at their £6m estate

David Beckham and Victoria Beckham are currently at war with locals in the Cotswolds over their plans for a "monstrous and ugly" lake at their £6m estate.

Residents of the expensive area are furious with the pair's plans for the kidney-shaped giant lake at their Grade II-listed building in Great Tew.

Many have argued that it is "out of keeping" within the posh area which is home to many of the country's millionaires and billionaires.

Posh and Becks have put in a planning application to West Oxfordshire District Council which asks for permission for a large stretch of water, nearly 3000 m2.

The water is requested to have a depth of four metres.

David and Victoria Beckham at war with locals over 'ugly and monstrous' lake
David Beckham and Victoria Beckham are currently in a row with local residents over their lake plans (Image: Internet Unknown)

Two residents have written letters to the council to beg them to reject the couple's plans.

Sue Jones says: "I've lived locally for much of my life and I feel I must object to this monstrous looking plan.

There is no reason for anyone to feel the need to build such an ugly and frankly out-of-keeping with the area body of water.

"It will have a bad affect on the local wildlife which will lose important feeding habitat. Can't people just be happy with the beautiful landscape they have instead of always tinkering with things?"

David and Victoria Beckham at war with locals over 'ugly and monstrous' lake
The couple's Cotswold home is worth a staggering £6million (Image: Instagram)

Fellow resident Charlotte Waddington also slammed the proposals saying that the lake will be taking their natural spring water and add to the pollution issues, with the water table in the area already affected by development at the neighbouring Soho Farmhouse.

She wrote: "We object to these plans for the following reasons - we were not notified about the planning application - where [and] when were these notices posted?

"We live very close to this new build site and object strongly to the siting of yet another new huge (4 metres deep) new lake - Soho House already have 3.

"How are they proposing to fill this lake? If yet another bore hole (Soho Farmhouse) is drilled down it will of course affect the water table.

"[We have] been fed for hundreds of years by natural springs, which are now being impacted by these new water features. We are getting less water and it is being polluted."

According to their Landscape Design Statement, "the mix will flower all summer long, giving bees, hoverflies and butterflies a feast of nectar and pollen.



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