David and Victoria Beckham granted permission for 24-hour security gate at £6m Cotswolds estate


DAVID and Victoria Beckham’s plans for a 24-hour security gate house at their £6million Cotswold estate have been approved.

The build, which will be big enough to house two full-time guards, will be located at top of the drive at the family’s rural home.

The Beckhams decided to ramp up security after England and Spurs midfielder Dele Alli’s home was raided in May.

The post will be manned 24-hours-a-day even when David and wife Victoria are not in residence.

Plans for the three-room wooden building were rubber-stamped by council officials, who said: “The site is in a relatively isolated location so the development will not impact any neighbouring properties.

“Given the location and size of the plot of land, the existing boundary treatments, and residential context of the site, the change of use of land is not considered to give rise to any adverse impacts in terms of visual amenity.

“Further, the proposed building, by virtue of its siting, design and scale, is considered to appear an appropriate secondary outbuilding ancillary to the main dwelling house. Therefore, given the above and that the development will not be prominent or visible in the wider landscape officers are of the opinion that it is acceptable in this context.”

The application by David and Victoria had read: “The proposed use of the outbuilding is solely in association with the main dwelling house. It will serve as a gatehouse to improve security for the occupants of the property.”

Last month they were also given permission to create an escape tunnel under their £5million pad.

And planners said they could also build a wine cellar and extend their garage at the stunning rural retreat.

Becks and wife Victoria must begin the work within three years at the listed farmhouse or be forced to reapply for planning permission on both applications.

The link will give them underground access from their main house to the garage and their fleet of luxury vehicles.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown, David and Victoria took their children to the country mansion.


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