David and Victoria Beckham ordered to Create Safe Space for Bats Before Building Garage

The retired soccer player and his designer wife have to show proof of the safe haven for the nocturnal mammals before they could begin the construction of their garage.

AceShowbiz - David Beckham has been ordered to create a safe space for bats within the grounds of his home.

The 46-year-old former footballer and his wife Victoria Beckham had applied for planning permission to knock down an old outbuilding on their Cotswolds estate and replace it with a new garage to house their tractors and lawnmowers.

Although council planners have approved the scheme, the pair - who have sons Brooklyn, 22, Romeo, 19, Cruz, 16 and daughter Harper, 10, together - must show proof the new building will offer shelter for the nocturnal mammals before they can go ahead with constructing the garage.

Documents obtained by Britain's Daily Mail newspaper stated, "Before the erection of any external walls, details of the provision of at least one integrated bat box within the walls of the new building shall be submitted for approval."

And the couple also have to consider the bats when it comes to lighting as they are prohibited from installing any outdoor fixtures which "would directly illuminate the bat box or the hedge-row without prior approval to protect roosting, foraging or community bats."

David and Victoria Beckham are also rumored to build a lake at their countryside property. The couple won approval from local council to have the large water installation at their multi-million dollar estate in Cotswolds, England as long as they didn't use motorised boats on it.

However, locals slammed the plans as they feared it could cause flooding in the area.

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