Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan have started the process of erecting a 'privacy hedge' in a bid to keep their home out of view.

The 34-year-old former TOWIE star and his wife, 33, are currently working on transforming their lavish £1.3 million property into their dream home and are now putting the hedge up around their land.

It comes after the famous couple faced a backlash from the local community after submitting plans to construct a 2.1-meter high wall with pillars and gates around the Essex abode.

As part of their most recent renovations, Michelle and Mark have hired a large team of landscapers that are setting up lots of fast-growing conifer and laurel trees to ensure privacy.

Over the weekend, the contractors shared several updates as they got on with preparing the grounds and planting the 'privacy hedge'.

Mark Wright has been sharing lots of updates on social media as they get to work on creating the lavish home
Mark Wright has been sharing lots of updates on social media as they get to work on creating the lavish home

At the start of 2021, the gorgeous couple faced a minor setback after building proposals were met with swift objections from the local community.

In response to the building plans, the parish council raised concerns about the 'inappropriate' walls and pointed out that they would block a public footpath on their land.

"The parish council objects to this application," the statement read.

Landscapers shared snaps of the progress on social media shortly after finishing the 'privacy hedge'
Landscapers shared snaps of the progress on social media shortly after finishing the 'privacy hedge'
Mark and Michelle are currently constructing their dream home in Essex and documenting the process along the way
Mark and Michelle are currently constructing their dream home in Essex and documenting the process along the way

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"The design of the high walls, together with the pillars and the gates, are out of keeping with the rural setting and would detract from the rural nature of this particular area of the parish."

Last year, the couple secured permission to demolish the four-bedroom period farmhouse on their property in their quest to build their enormous dream home.

Ever since the lovebirds have been hard at work and documenting their journey on an Instagram page dedicated to their property called Wrightyhome.

The couple have been sharing lots of snaps of the work progress on social media
The couple have been sharing lots of snaps of the work progress on social media
The couple were met with some backlash from the local parish council after submitting building proposals at the start of the year
The couple were met with some backlash from the local parish council after submitting building proposals at the start of the year

As well as sharing pictures of the building process, Mark and Michelle have also been asking their followers for suggestions on what the interiors should look like.

Their latest call for suggestions was about one of the property's bathrooms, that saw the couple share a collection of designs and ask fans to vote for their favourite.

The duo wrote: "These votes are really helping us decide on stuff!! So we go again!!

"It’s so hard making decisions when building a home from scratch as you don’t want to make a mistake and look back and regret."

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