David and Victoria Beckham sparked more than £6 million in environmental seats, giving the green light for wooden furniture stores
A formal objection to the plan was submitted as part of an application for David and Victoria Beckham’s home near Chipping Norton, but their plans were rubber stamped.
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David and Victoria Beckham have been given planning permission to build a lumber shop at their £6million Cotswolds home despite environmental protests.
The superstar couple say they want to add the drywood shop to the approved additions to their Cotswolds retreat for cozy nights before the fire burns.
Planners have now given the green light to the proposal, although the Beckhams have been accused of blowing up the Government’s Clean Air Strategy.
The allegation was made by one protester, who argued that they should rely on more eco-friendly heating methods such as electric heat pumps.
But planners said the outcry was not enough to halt plans for Maplewood Barn, near Great Tew, and permission was granted by West Oxfordshire County Council last Friday.
Readers objected to a member’s opinion: “I object to this petition because this is a wood warehouse for dry wood to burn.
“This is in contrast to the Government’s Clean Air Strategy.”
The individual ends the protest by saying “Save the planet.”
In response to the concern, the planning official wrote: “Officials do not believe that given the size of the proposed timber stockpile, it would not result in any physical increase in carbon emissions.”
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They added: “Established development guidelines and proposed design changes will not result in physical impacts related to neighborhood utility, highways, ecosystems, or drainage systems.
“The proposed design changes as described echo the approved structure’s forms and materials and will therefore appear appropriate to the character of the site.
“Changes that are considered small in nature and barely perceptible from the outside mean that a broader visual assessment of the proposed changes would be negligible.”
The changes sought are in addition to a recently issued zoning permit to build an outdoor home on a Grade II rated country house.
Permits for the previous plans were granted provided the building, which will be used as offices and high-tech media storage space, was designed to provide an “attractive environment for birds and bats nest.”
A new application was made in April of this year to change an existing permit condition and is still under review by the board.
The original planning app was given the green light as long as the existing wildlife care celebrity couple was there.
“Prior to the construction of any exterior walls, details of the provision of at least one built-in bat box and at least one integrated birdbox within the walls of the new building will be,” the planners said. submitted to the local planning agency for approval.
Former England footballer David and fashion designer wife Victoria must also “ensure that bats, birds, badgers, hedgehogs, reptiles and amphibians are protected under the Habitat and Species Conservation Regulations 2017 and the Rural and Wildlife Act 1981.”
They are also prohibited from installing any outdoor fixtures that “project directly into bat enclosures or fences without prior approval to protect bats living, feeding, or the community.”
It’s also important to note that the Beckhams must have a “five-year maintenance plan” and no “exterior lighting” that could harm wildlife.
The Cotswolds Manor, estimated to be worth around £6.15 million, has been refurbished several times over the past few years.
Features of the country estate, located near the private members’ club, Soho Farmhouse, include a giant, decorated football field with grandstands, an outdoor swimming pool and a sauna.
It is also said to have a wine cellar, a plunge pool and a huge garage, outfitted with flashy cars and a motorbike.
The Beckham family are said to be tossing between their Oxfordshire home, their £31million mansion in London and their £19million penthouse in Miami, Florida.
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