Stella McCartney annoys Hamptons' neighbours by building sea wall

Mail Online | 6/29/2019 | Greg Woodfield For The Mail On Sunday
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Stella McCartney has left residents of an ultra-fashionable US resort furious after she blocked their access to the beach by building a 5ft-high sea wall.

The fashion designer put up the 230ft-long barrier in front of her £1.35 million home in the Hamptons to stop erosion, amid fears that it could eventually fall into the sea.

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However, the line of sandbags runs across a road leading to the beach that should be open to those living on the private avenue.

Stella, 47, and husband Alasdhair Willis, creative director at boot brand Hunter, bought their three-bedroom oceanfront home and adjoining land three years ago.

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After erosion claimed 40ft of shoreline in a year, they joined forces with a neighbour to build the wall to save both properties.

It went up last July but the permit for it with Town of East Hampton council expired in April this year.

Although the...
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