Stella McCartney hits back at her would-be neighbours after they slammed her ... trends now
Stella McCartney and her husband have hit back at their future would-be neighbours after they slammed the couple's planned £5million modernist mansion in the Scottish Highlands.
Architects Brown and Brown said the plan was to create an 'unashamedly contemporary' but complementary addition to the beauty spot, which is around 30 miles west of Fort William on the Moidart peninsula.
The application for the Lochailort area is in the name of the fashion designer's husband, Alasdhair Willis.
But proposals by McCartney, 52, and Willis for a secluded hideaway at Commando Rock in Glenuig have been met with criticisms and objections.
Dozens of objections have been lodged with Highland Council including fears over the impact of trees and a possible otter population. Woodland Trust Scotland (WTS) are one of the groups that want the application delayed or refused due to a lack of information over its impact.
Residents also raised issues with the property's ecological impact and how it would restrict access to a beach 'used extensively by locals and holiday-makers'.
But Brown and Brown have written to Highland Council labelling some of the comments over the size of the planned property and loss of an otter holt as inaccurate. They also said they are looking at re-introducing of a number of native Scots pine trees following complaints some could be at risk.
Proposals by Stella McCartney and husband Alasdhair Willis for a secluded hideaway at Commando Rock in Glenuig have been met with criticisms and objections
Architects Brown and Brown said the plan was to create an 'unashamedly contemporary' but complementary addition to the beauty spot
The area is around 30 miles west of Fort William on the Moidart peninsula
They said: 'We are aware of comments from the public regarding the loss of the group of 'Scots Pine' present on the site, and also those of the council tree officer, who suggest the group may in fact be 'Corsican Pine'.
'Following receipt of this comment we have sought further arboricultural