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Gwyneth Paltrow angers neighbours

entertainment Updated: Jan 19, 2010 19:04 IST

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Gwyneth PaltrowHollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have upset their London neighbours over plans to build a fence.

The couple, who have lived in their 3.5 million pounds North London property since 2004, have been blasted for their "over the top" security measures after requesting planning permission to erect a 10-foot metal security barrier, Daily Telegraph online reported.

"It's rather over the top. Who cares who he is? You can't get round the side of the houses and into the gardens anyway. Other houses in the street are as much at risk of opportunist burglaries as his is. We don't ask for huge fences between our homes," said a neighbour.

The couple's plans involve replacing a smaller wooden fence on top of a brick wall, for security reasons. Martin and Paltrow, who have a five-year-old daughter Apple and a three-year-old son Moses, are not the only famous faces to have annoyed their neighbours with troublesome outside structures.

Last year, supermodel Kate Moss received a letter from her local council after people in her London street complained about a stench from her drains and a crumbling garden wall.