David and Victoria Beckham in new war with neighbours who fear they want to ‘race speed boats’ on lake at £6m estate

DAVID and Victoria’s plans to build a huge lake at their Cotswolds property could be sinking after a complaint from one neighbour that they’ll be racing boats on it.

The pair won permission to build the stretch of water earlier this year, but have now asked the local council if they can make it bigger and put an island in the middle of it.

Local neighbour has hit out at the new plans, saying in a letter of complaint to West Oxfordshire District Council: "I must object in the strongest terms to this new proposal. I was an objector to the original plan and my concerns were ignored.

"I feel that his plan to enlarge the lake could increase the chances of flooding in the area considerably. Also, the lake looks just too large for the area it sits in.

"It is out of keeping with the area and what is planned next? Motor boats zooming up and down and shattering the peace? it is just not on and should not be allowed."

Back in July, the original application angered locals, who called it ‘ugly’ and ‘out of keeping’ with the posh rural area, but they still gained planning permission. Ms Jones was also one of those to object to the plans.





Now the couple have asked to extend the lake from 2976 sq metres to 4,170 sq metres at their Grade II listed converted barn.

In total, the kidney-shaped stretch of water would be 102 metres wide, with a length of 55.5 metres. The island will be 17 metres by eight metres.



The local also complained about former Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans to build a swimming pool at his nearby Cotswold farmhouse, which he later withdrew.

She raged: “This plan will cause noise from machinery to heat and filter the pool, light pollution, and most importantly, noise pollution from rowdy pool parties going on into the night.

“Why can't people just enjoy the character and charm of the Cotswolds without trying to turn their gardens into some kind of tacky Benidorm resort?”

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