Strife on the Edge: U2 guitarist condemned for Â£30m home branded a green disaster
The four-bedroom mansion named Leaves in the Wind, seen as an architectural model obtained by The Mail on Sunday, is expected to take up to five years to complete.
It will have spectacular views, perched above the Pacific Ocean in exclusive Malibu, California. The Edge has called it ‘my dream home’.
But neighbour Jim Smith, 59, said: ‘This is hypocritical to the core for a man who has spent his career preaching environmental issues.
‘The impact on the flora and fauna will be huge. This area is a haven for wildlife but once you get the diggers and excavators in, the pristine landscape will be ruined for ever.
The Edge, 47, born David Evans in Barking, East London, bought the 170-acre plot in an area called Serra Retreat for Â£10million in 2006.
The main bone of contention for locals is not the dramatic single-storey house, with a vast S-shaped swimming pool, but the musician’s plans to build a further four houses on the land – out of sight of his home – and sell them for up to Â£10million each.