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Beckhams apply for another security cabin ‘for monitoring access’ to Cotswolds home

Byoxfordnewspaper

Sep 13, 2022

David and Victoria Beckham have applied to build a security cabin at their £6million Cotswolds home.

Planning documents have been submitted to West Oxfordshire District Council for the cabin and another outbuilding that will be a gardeners' store at their home on the Great Tew Estate.

The proposed gardeners' tool store will be on the southeast edge of the gardens and grounds.

It 'provides dry and safe storage for hand tools and other horticultural equipment at the far southeast corner of the garden and grounds and includes a practical sink for handwashing.'

The design and access statement that accompanies a householder planning application says the proposed timber security cabin will be to the rear of the existing garage and on the east side of the drive approaching the property.

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Documents say: "The position is at the threshold of the grounds immediately around the house and therefore ideal for monitoring access and deliveries."

Permission was granted for a gatehouse at the entrance of the property in June 2020.

The celebrity couple also own a £40million mansion in West London, which was broken into in February while the couple were at home, with “thousands of pounds” worth of items stolen.

Mr and Mrs Beckham were said to be “shaken” to the extent that they ordered a review of the London mansion’s security.

The Beckham family are also said to have feared for their safety following a ‘stalker’ incident when an obsessed fan tried to pick their daughter Harper up from school.

Sharon Bell, 58, was under the delusional belief that she was in a relationship with the former Manchester United and England footballer, that he and wife Victoria Beckham stole her eggs, and that their daughter is her legitimate child.

Bell sent a handwritten letter to the Beckhams' Oxfordshire home telling him she planned to attend the property days later.

"I have got your address from a detective agency, I hope you don't mind. I have feelings for you, David," it read.

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"Victoria owes me some money, David, as she said she's been robbing my bank account for years, which isn't very nice. I would appreciate it if she wasn't there."

Bell left after being told by security it was the wrong address.

In July Bell was charged with harassing David Beckham in a five-year campaign.

At Westminster Magistrates Court, District Judge Michael Snow said he was satisfied she had carried out stalking and made an order to detain Bell, in court by video-link, under the Mental Health Act.

Victoria Beckham told the court her daughter Harper had been left afraid to leave her home by the stalker.

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