Guy Ritchie forced to scrap ‘posh campsite’ for A-list celeb mates after row with neighbours and council | The Sun

Guy Ritchie has withdrawn plans for a “luxury holiday camp” on his posh farm for celeb pals like David Beckham and Brad Pitt after it was hammered by residents and local groups.

The film director, 54, wanted to build 11 extravagant wood cabins and three staff ones for when he hosts high-end shooting events at his Ashbourne Estate in Wiltshire.

But the planning application submitted last August upset locals, who feared he was turning his pad into another Soho Farmhouse, loved by the likes of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Guy was forced to back down on these plans when he withdrew the application to his local council on 15 February.

A councillor said in a submission to the planning authority: “It is a new housing estate, isn’t it? It is a huge application.

“We want the council to turn the application down, it was unanimous. This is an area of outstanding beauty.”


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The council also objected on the grounds of it being an “overdevelopment in the countryside” and fears over “road access and increase in traffic”.

A local conservation group also raised doubts, saying: "The AONB has been concerned about the ‘cabins’ around the lake as they do not seem to make any attempt to integrate with the landscape."

Ritchie has already bought the nearby airfield so that it makes it easier for pampered guests to come and go when visiting his sprawling 1,200-acre estate.

If he’d been given the go-ahead, guests would have been able to go shooting, sample beer from an on-site brewery, and stay in pioneer-style cabins kitted out in the utmost luxury with copper taps, leather sofas and insulated wooden floor.

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Ritchie bought the country pile with ex-wife Madonna in 2001 before landing it as part of a £50million divorce settlement seven years later.

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