David and Victoria Beckham have finally received approval to build their very own lake at their £6million second home in the Cotswolds.
The showbiz couple - who spend lockdown at the lavish property with their kids - submitted plans to have a sprawling lake covering 3,000 square metres built on the land of their countryside property a few months ago.
But their request was initially denied by West Oxfordshire District Council has blocked the proposal in order to protect the local wildlife.
It seems as though Posh and Becks got the right people involved as they've finally received planning permissions to start digging.
And the Beckhams wasted no time getting work started on their lake.
Locals spotted excavators that dug out tons of soil at the estate in Oxfordshire, The Sun reports.
The council's go ahead decision comes with some conditions - David and Victoria will have to plant hedgerows and trees to protect native birds, and also use special lights to help bats.
Plans submitted by the former footballer and Spice Girl, prior to the rejection, stated: "The proposed lake (or large pond) will be broadly kidney-shaped and will be situated in the southern half of these grounds, in the lowest-lying part of the site.
"It will be approached and encircled by a mown grass path which will wend its way through newly created gently sloping grass meadowland.
"This will be distinct from the formal lawn closer to the house, which will extend as neatly mown grass down to the northern edge of the lake."
The pair are now in a race against time to finish works on the lake by February 2021, as workers can only be on site between August and February to protect nesting birds.
The sprawling lake is set to boast a surface area of 2,976 square metres and can only have a depth of four metres.
Another condition the A listers are going to have to comply with is building an underground chamber – known as a hibernacula – to help support local reptiles, amphibians and hedgehogs around the area.
On top of that, the council also requires them to submit a five-year maintenance plan to show how they will support the area's biodiversity.
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