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Stella McCartney has furiously left residents of an ultra-modern American resort after blocking their access to the beach by building a 5ft-high seawall

Stella McCartney & neighbors in the exclusive American resort of the Hamptons are furious after the fashion designer blocked access to the beach by building a 5ft-high seawall for her £ 1.35 million home

  • She crossed a 130-meter barrier to stop erosion for fear that her house would fall into the sea
  • Line of sandbags runs across the road that leads to the beach that should be open to those who live on private avenue
  • The barrier has risen last July, but the municipal permit expired in April this year
  • Stella, 47, and husband Alasdhair Willis bought a house with three beds three years ago on the ocean and adjacent land
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Stella McCartney has furiously left residents of an ultra-modern American resort after blocking their access to the beach by building a 5ft-high seawall

Stella McCartney has furiously left residents of an ultra-modern American resort after blocking their access to the beach by building a 5ft-high seawall

Stella McCartney has furiously left residents of an ultra-stylish American resort after blocking their access to the beach by building a 5ft-high seawall.

The fashion designer raised the 130-meter barrier for her £ 1.35 million home in the Hamptons to stop erosion, amid the fear that it might eventually fall into the sea.

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The row of sandbags, however, runs along a road that leads to the beach and that must be open to people who live on the private road.

Stella, 47, and husband Alasdhair Willis, creative director of the Hunter brand, bought their three-bedroom home on the ocean and adjacent land three years ago.

After erosion demanded 40 meters of coastline in one year, they joined forces with a neighbor to build the wall to save both properties.

It rose last July, but the permit for this with Town of East Hampton Council expired in April this year.

Today: the fashion designer raised the 130-meter barrier for her £ 1.35 million home in the Hamptons to stop erosion amid fears that it might eventually fall into the sea. It rose last July, but the permit for this with Town of East Hampton Council expired in April this year

Today: the fashion designer raised the 130-meter barrier for her £ 1.35 million home in the Hamptons to stop erosion amid fears that it might eventually fall into the sea. It rose last July, but the permit for this with Town of East Hampton Council expired in April this year

Today: the fashion designer raised the 130-meter barrier for her £ 1.35 million home in the Hamptons to stop erosion amid fears that it might eventually fall into the sea. It rose last July, but the permit for this with Town of East Hampton Council expired in April this year

March 2018: her defense property was built. Stella, 47, and husband Alasdhair Willis, creative director of the Hunter brand, bought their three-bedroom home on the ocean and adjacent land three years ago

March 2018: her defense property was built. Stella, 47, and husband Alasdhair Willis, creative director of the Hunter brand, bought their three-bedroom home on the ocean and adjacent land three years ago

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March 2018: her defense property was built. Stella, 47, and husband Alasdhair Willis, creative director of the Hunter brand, bought their three-bedroom home on the ocean and adjacent land three years ago

Although the resort on Long Island, New York, is now a playground for millionaires, Stella & # 39; s father Sir Paul, 77, has had a home in the Hamptons since the 1990s and her friend Gwyneth Paltrow, 46, also has a home there. home – many residents have lived there for decades and have permanent jobs or are retired.

Plumber Peter Fromm, 58, who has lived there for 35 years, said: & # 39; We have lived here much longer than Stella McCartney and then she does this. & # 39;

What bothers me the most is its pure arrogance. Like in "I need this and it will block the road and I really don't care."

Widow Paula Easevoli, 74, resident since 1972, added: & As far as I know, Stella McCartney never consulted any of us about what we thought. & # 39;

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The designer is willing to remove the sandbags over the 30-meter wide access road and run along the side of her house, according to new papers submitted to the municipality earlier this month.

The concession comes after her last application was discussed at a public meeting and angry neighbors pronounced her.

Builder Steve Graboski, 60, said: “What bothers me most is its pure arrogance. Like in "I need this and it will block the road and I really don't care." & # 39;

Former paramedic Joseph Karpinski [36] added: & # 39; I would like to use my path and my beach again. & # 39;

Stella & # 39; s lawyer Jonathan Tarbet said the star wanted to keep the wall for at least two years to save the house, while he built a new house on the land beyond. A decision on the new application must be made next month.

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Chief Inspector of the Board, Ann Glennon, told The Mail on Sunday: & Strictly speaking, that structure is currently illegal there. They should have removed it after April. & # 39;

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