Furious locals fly-tip outside Tim Burton's £2.9m Cotswolds home amid row over ...

Furious locals have fly-tipped outside Tim Burton's £2.9million Cotswolds home amid a row over a wooden fence the director erected around his property.

Multi-millionaire filmmaker Burton, 62, moved into the Grade-II-listed 18th-century Mill House with his partner at the time, Helena Bonham Carter, in 2008.

But a row with locals started earlier this year when a three-foot-high wooden fence appeared around the property in Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire.

They said it was blocking a path used by the public to access weirs and pools around the River Thames.

The long fence erected around the Grade-II-listed 18th-century property in Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, which is owned by multi-millionaire Hollywood filmmaker Tim Burton

The long fence erected around the Grade-II-listed 18th-century property in Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, which is owned by multi-millionaire filmmaker Tim Burton

Mill House, pictured, which Burton moved into with his partner at the time, Helena Bonham Carter, in 2008. The house was once owned by her great-grandfather, Herbert Asquith

Mill House, pictured, which Burton moved into with his partner at the time, Helena Bonham Carter, in 2008. The house was once owned by her great-grandfather, Herbert Asquith

Villagers claim the fence spoils the view. But it has now been claimed the row has heated up and some angry locals have fly-tipped the home.

However, Sutton Courtenay Paris councillor Richard Webber explained that Burton put up the fence after antisocial behaviour on his land, including littering.

Now councillor Mr Webber has written to the film director in an effort to de-escalate the ongoing dispute.

He said: 'I have considered carefully how I could help and have come to the following conclusions.

'Given the potential consequences of legal confrontation, that it might take years to resolve and the only certain beneficiaries would be lawyers and one side only, this route should be avoided.

'The best chance of a satisfactory outcome for everyone is to be patient, reasonable and polite.

Multi-millionaire film director Burton (above), 62, has directed Beetlejuice, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands

Multi-millionaire film director Burton (above), 62, has directed Beetlejuice, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Edward Scissorhands

'I have written to the landowner a letter which includes an apology for the behaviour of a small minority of irresponsible people who have left litter and displayed some antisocial behaviour - this is an undeniable fact.

'Any other approach, is likely to be counterproductive. We need to negotiate a solution for the future involving restoring some limited public access.'

People have been complaining to White Horse District Council since July and the local authority launched an investigation into the legality of the build, which is ongoing.

It is understood the fence is on land which belongs to Mr Burton's home, but blocks a route the locals have used for years. 

Villagers are said to be mounting a campaign to have the fence removed or 'the heart of the village will be gone forever'.

It is understood the fence is on land which belongs to Mr Burton's home, but blocks a route the locals have used for years.

Locals have threatened to tear it down if it's not removed and said the structure was 'selfish and heartless'.

Resident Chris Dalton previously posted: 'I live in the village and believe there are a few things we can do to organise and fight the fence.

There appears to be a gate along the fence erected by Burton around his property in Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire. The gate's precise location or where it leads to is unclear

There appears to be a gate along the fence erected by Burton around his property in Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire. The gate's precise location or where it leads to is unclear

Neighbours claim, it blocks a path used by the public to access weirs and pools around the River Thames and have previously threatened to tear it down if it is not taken away by officials

Neighbours claim, it blocks a path used by the public to access weirs and pools around the River Thames and have previously threatened to tear it down if it is not taken away by officials

'I have opened a planning dispute against the fence [...] This is based on it being a listed building and being next to a footpath. They should have put in planning.

'If everyone would email [the council] to add to the complaint the would be appreciated. I believe that ultimately money wins planning disputes but this is worth a try.'

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