David and Victoria Beckham are reportedly embroiled in another planning row with plans to build a new road at their £12m Cotswolds home.
The former footballer, 48, and his fashion designer wife, 49, have already been granted planning permission to build a new glasshouse and raised kitchen.
Now, David has reportedly sought permission to build a new 250m access road to their sprawling holiday home while the glasshouse is being built.
However, a neighbor objected to the plans and filed a government complaint in which they mocked the Beckhams and accused the pair of trying to turn the countryside into a suburb, The Sun reported.
In comments submitted to West Oxfordshire District Council, they said: ‘I am always amazed by people who come to live in the countryside and then want to bring it to the suburbs, they are not content to live in a natural environment, they want to “build a lake”, not content with a small lake they then want to enlarge it to about 4 acres with an island so they can live on an island.
Row: David and Victoria Beckham are reportedly embroiled in another scheme with plans to build a new road at their £12m Cotswolds home
The complaint continued: ‘The applicants defended their plans, saying they would recreate a classic English meadow scene, if so I would change my landscape architect because [famous garden designer] Power Brown would never have designed a garden, with a huge football pitch, a spectator stand, an outdoor pool and a sauna. Classic English? I don’t think so.
‘I’m surprised they haven’t applied for a funfair ride on the 2 acres left as a garden now as they’ve enlarged the cartilage of the residential area.’
David is said to have sought permission to build a new access road between his house and a nearby farm track away from the original road on the property.
He reportedly wants to divert building traffic down the new 250m road while the glasshouse is being constructed.
A second neighbor opposed the plan, calling Beckham’s plans ‘nonsensical’ and a ‘waste of resources’ in previous complaints.
The complaint read: ‘Hi, I object to this as it is an unnecessary use of materials.
‘There’s already an access road to the property, so what’s the point of putting in another road just to build a fancy greenhouse? It seems pointless and a waste of resources.’
A representative for the Beckhams declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline.
Project: David reportedly asked for a 250m road to be built but a neighbor objected to the plans, calling them ‘pointless’ (house pictured in March 2017)
Family: David and Victoria spend a lot of time at their holiday home with their children – Brooklyn, 24, Rome, 20, and Cruz, 18, and Harper, 12
The new row comes just weeks after the Daily Mail revealed David and Victoria were planning to build a huge outdoor kitchen in their garden.
The couple has sought permission for a single building to be made of glass.
An application was made to West Oxfordshire Council last June for permission for the luxury property’s latest extension. Plans show that the kitchen will be surrounded by wild plants and several tables and chairs for guests.
It’s not the first time the pair’s plans have fallen out, as they previously won a battle to build a large lake with its own island at their Cotswolds mansion.
The couple got permission to build a 2,976 square meter kidney-shaped water feature in August 2020, despite objections from fierce residents, and they angered locals again when they applied for a 40 percent increase in size in December.
In a row, West Oxfordshire District Council’s assistant biodiversity officer then approved the plans, as long as the family did not use a motorized boat, The Sun reported at the time.
They said: ‘I understand that the justification for the revised design is to provide an aesthetic improvement as well as enhance the site for biodiversity. I find it satisfactory.’
However, they added some restrictions should be applied, continuing: ‘I therefore recommend that a specific condition be applied which refers to the type of boat used on the water, such as restricting the use of speedboats.’
In October 2021, they were then granted planning permission to build a new office at their country home – on the condition that they look after the existing wildlife.
They submitted an application to West Oxfordshire District Council to build an outhouse on their Grade-II listed property and it was later approved, as long as they shared it with the birds and bats that live there.
The Beckhams bought the house at Great Tew, near Chipping Norton, for £6.1 million in December 2016 when it was just three Grade II listed barns linked in an E-shaped pattern.
At the time, it resembled a building site and David spent months renovating with the builders and they have spent millions on renovations over the last six years.
The couple gradually added more facilities, including a football pitch, a spectator stand, an outdoor pool and a sauna.
It boasts a spacious garage for family cars and a motorbike. More recently they added a £50,000 safari-style tent to the grounds – now estimated to be worth around £12 million.
The lodge is 45ft long and 35ft wide and is said to have been built by the Cashmere Caveman Company, which is owned by Mr Beckham’s close friend, the film director Guy Ritchie.
David and Victoria spend a lot of time at the home on their holidays and weekends and recently gave a glimpse inside the property’s expansive kitchen.
Last month, David gave fans a glimpse inside their family kitchen on Instagram as he and daughter Harper, 12, shared a cooking video.
The football legend whips up burritos in a £12m converted barn which boasts stone floors and wooden beams.
The couple renovated the kitchen from head to toe and chose chic dark gray cupboards complete with gold handles and a hidden fridge.
David – who also shares sons Brooklyn, 24, Rome, 20, and Cruz, 18, with wife Victoria – even shared a quick look inside the fridge during his latest tutorial, as it overflowed with fresh meat, fruit and spices.
Complementing the country aesthetic, there’s a black double-fronted AGA as well as a traditional pizza oven with a huge pile of firewood ready for Italian meals for the family.
They cook in jumbled copper pans hanging from large racks and clean with designer Daylesford White Stripe tea towels from its namesake and nearby village.
House: The Beckhams bought the house at Great Tew, near Chipping Norton, for £6.1m in December 2016 when it was just three Grade II listed barns linked in an E-shaped pattern.
Glimpse: Last month, David gave fans a glimpse inside their family kitchen on Instagram as he and daughter Harper, 12, shared a cooking video
Lavish: Football legend whips up burritos in £12million converted barn which boasts stone floors and wooden beams
Huge wooden boards hung over exposed brickwork alongside oak shelves stacked with glassware.
The kitchen has bags of space with a breakfast bar as well as a large leather sofa perfect for families to gather around the fireplace.
Large glass doors open onto the magnificent lawn where David keeps his bees and makes his own honey.
After improvements by the Beckhams, the property includes a sauna, plunge pool, football pitch, gym, swimming pool and £50,000 safari tent for entertaining.