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Topic - Fiona Hutton
A proposal led by U2 guitarist The Edge for five mansions overlooking Malibu, Calif., has been rejected by California's coastal development agency, despite assurances by him that it would be one of the greenest developments in the world.
Despite promises by U2 guitarist The Edge that it would be one of the greenest developments in the world, California's coastal development agency rejected a proposal for five mansions overlooking Malibu citing concerns that it would irrevocably damage the environment.
"When we buy property zoned for residential use, we expect to be able to build a home," said Fiona Hutton, spokeswoman for the property owners. "But in this case, after years of working cooperatively with the Coastal Commission and planning the most environmentally sensitive homes possible, government changed the rules and is now denying these families right to use their land."
"Frankly, we're outraged by this decision and the inflammatory statements of Coastal Commission staff, given we had worked collaboratively with them for the past four years," she said.