DAVID and Victoria Beckham have been granted planning permission to develop their £6m Cotswolds home despite fears over its environmental impact.

Planners have given the green light to the proposal to build a log store after the Beckham's were accused of "flying in the face" of the Government's Clean Air Strategy.

The accusation was made by an objector who claimed they should be relying on more eco-friendly methods of heating such as an electric heat pump.

However, planners said the objection was not enough to block the plans for Maplewood Barn, near Great Tew, and permission was granted by West Oxfordshire District Council last Friday.

The objection from a member of the public read: "I object to this application as it is a log store to keep wood to be burned dry.

"This flies in the face of the Government's Clean Air Strategy."

The individual finishes the objection by stating "Save the Planet."

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In response to the concern, the planning officer wrote: "Officers do not consider that given the scale of the proposed log store, it would not result in any material increase in carbon emissions."

They added: "The principle of development is established and the proposed design changes will result in no material impact with regard to neighbourly amenity, highways, ecology or drainage.

"The proposed design changes, as described, echo the forms and materials of the approved structure and would therefore appear in keeping with the character of the site.

"The changes are considered minor in nature and would be barely perceptible from off-site meaning the wider visual appreciation of the proposed changes would be negligible."

The sought changes are in addition to the recently granted planning permission to build an outhouse at the Grade-II listed country house.

Permission for the previous plans was granted on the condition the building, which will be used as an office and high-tech vehicle storage space, was designed to provide an "attractive environment for nesting birds and bats."

The fresh application was made in April this year to vary a condition on the existing permission and is still under consideration by the council.

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The Cotswolds mansion, which is estimated to be worth around £6.15 million, has been renovated a number of times over the past few years.

Features of the countryside estate, located close to the private member's club, Soho Farmhouse, include a huge football pitch, decked out with a spectator stand, an outdoor pool, and a sauna.

It is also said to contain a wine cellar, a plunge pool, and an enormous garage, fitted with flashy cars and a motorbike.

The Beckham family are said to bounce between their Oxfordshire home, a £31 million mansion in London, and a £19 million penthouse in Miami, Florida.