Geri Horner has angered Northamptonshire villagers after he built a new barn that allegedly disrupted their phone reception.
The former Spice Girl has reportedly turned off cellphone service to build a barn for her 14 horses at her country estate near Brackley.
“The barn has undoubtedly affected cell phone signals in the village,” said a letter of objection, adding, “No building permit notices were ever established as an afterthought or in any planning.”
Corresponding Northampton Chronicle & Echothe 50-year-old pop singer’s neighbors have also complained that her horses are “a threat” to the public and that the “disgusting” barn has “diverted public footpaths”.
Marston St Lawrence villagers have also criticized West Northamptonshire Council for “giving way” to the wealthy for allowing construction despite objections.
“This is not a verbal attack on the rich, this is a violation of fairness to all. This is where favoritism is shown,” said one.
Horner and her husband, former F1 driver Christian Horner, have received partial retrospective planning permission for the housing project that was reportedly already underway at their country home.
The council said the permit was granted on condition that it was used “for private equestrian and land management purposes only” and “at no time may any commercial use including riding instruction, instruction, livery or competitions take place”.
The council official said: “West Northamptonshire Council is always looking for solutions, not problems, so that sustainable development applications can be approved, leading to improvements in the economic, social and environmental conditions of the area.”
Enjoy unlimited access to 70 million ad-free songs and podcasts with Amazon Music Sign up now for a free 30-day trial
The Independent has reached out to Horner’s reps for comment.
Earlier this month, Horner (Ginger Spice) reunited with former Spice Girls Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice), Mel C (Sporty Spice) and Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) to celebrate her 50th birthday.
A video shared by Beckham’s former footballer husband, David Beckham, showed them all dancing to their 1996 song “Say You’ll Be There.” Mel B (Scary Spice) did not appear in the video, but she was reportedly present as well.
The five-piece British girl group formed in 1994 and spearheaded the teen pop resurgence of the 1990s.
Her debut single “Wannabe” in 1996 topped the charts in 37 countries and was followed by her debut album that same year Spice up, which became the best-selling album by a female group, selling over 23 million copies worldwide.
Additional coverage by SWNS
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/geri-horner-home-northamptonshire-b2235349.html Geri Horner is accused of jamming the villagers’ phone signals