David and Victoria Beckham get the green light for a £ 6 million withdrawal log store in the Cotswolds despite fears of eco

David and Victoria Beckham have been given permission to plan a log trade in their Cotswolds house of £ 6 million – despite fears of environmental impact.

The famous duo wants to build a dry wood store on their property in Oxfordshire for pleasant nights in front of a fire.

Planners have now given the green light to the proposal despite the Beckams being accused of ‘flying in the face’ of the government’s clean air strategy.

The accusation was made by one opponent who argued that they should rely on more environmentally friendly heating methods such as an electric heat pump.

But planners said the objection was not enough to block plans for Maplewood Barn, near Oxford, and permission was given by the West Oxfordshire County Council last Friday.

The objection read: ‘I have an objection to this application because it is a warehouse of logs to keep the wood to burn dry.

Posh (right) and Becks (left), pictured at the 2018 Fashion Awards, reportedly walk between their Cotswolds estate, their £ 31million London villa and their £ 19million penthouse apartment in Florida, where David , 47, co-owner of Inter Miami Club

Posh (right) and Becks (left), pictured at the 2018 Fashion Awards, reportedly walk between their Cotswolds estate, their £ 31million London villa and their £ 19million penthouse apartment in Florida, where David , 47, co-owner of Inter Miami Club

‘This is at odds with the government’s clean air strategy.’

The individual ended the complaint with ‘Save the Planet’.

In response to the letter, the planning officer wrote: ‘Officials do not consider that given the size of the proposed log storage, this would not result in any material increase in carbon emissions.’

They added: ‘The principle of development has been established and the proposed design changes will not result in material impact in terms of neighborhoods, highways, ecology or drainage.

“The proposed design changes as described reflect the forms and materials of the approved structure and would therefore look in line with the character of the site.

‘The changes are considered minor in nature and would be barely noticeable off-site, which means a broader visual assessment of the proposed changes would be negligible.’

The Beckham Log Store comes after the couple got permission for another building in their List II farmhouse.

The Beckhams bought the 9,000-square-foot house pictured in 2017 and reportedly spent £ 2m on renovations in the years after

The Beckhams bought the 9,000-square-foot house pictured in 2017 and reportedly spent £ 2m on renovations in the years after

David Beckham, 47, pictured with his three dogs, has received approval for the latest addition to his Cotswold estate, and council officials said the log store

David Beckham, 47, pictured with his three dogs, has received approval for the latest addition to his Cotswold estate, and council officials said the log store “will not result in any material increase in carbon emissions.”

The log store is the latest addition to the £ 6m Beckham estate in Oxfordshire, which already includes a tennis court and sauna.  Pictured are the couple’s plans for the estate submitted to the West Oxfordshire Council

The log store is the latest addition to the £ 6m Beckham estate in Oxfordshire, which already includes a tennis court and sauna. Pictured are the couple’s plans for the estate submitted to the West Oxfordshire Council

Permission for the previous plans was given on the condition that the building, which will be used as an office and space for storing high-tech vehicles, is designed to provide “an attractive environment for nesting birds and bats.”

The application for the log warehouse was made in April this year in order to make changes to the existing planning permit and is still under consideration by the Council.

The original planning application was given the green light as long as the famous couple took care of the existing wild animals.

Planners said: “Before erecting any exterior walls, details of providing at least one integrated bat box and at least one integrated bird box inside the walls of the new building will be submitted to the local planning authority for approval.”

Former English footballer David and the wife of fashion designer Victoria must also ‘ensure that bats, birds, badgers, hedgehogs, reptiles and amphibians are protected under the 2017 Habitats and Species Conservation Act and the 1981 Wildlife and Villages Act. ‘

Planning documents submitted by the couple to a log store say it will allow wood to be dry to be better for the environment than wet wood

Planning documents submitted by the couple to a log store say it will allow wood to be dry to be better for the environment than wet wood

They are also prohibited from installing any external device that would ‘directly illuminate a box of bats or a row of hedges without prior approval to protect bats, which feed on food or communities’.

It was also noted that the Beckhams must have a “five-year post-care maintenance plan” and that there should be “no outdoor lighting” that could harm wildlife.

The Cotswolds villa, valued at around £ 6.15m, has been renovated several times over the past few years.

Features of the farmhouse, located near the Soho Farmhouse, include a huge football pitch, decorated with a spectator stand, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

It is also said to contain a wine cellar, a small pool and a huge garage, equipped with gleaming cars and a motorcycle.

The Beckham family is said to be moving between their house in Oxfordshire, a £ 31 million villa in London and a £ 19 million penthouse in Miami, Florida.

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