Belfast Telegraph

Monday 21 April 2014

Edge sues over mansion scheme snub

U2 guitarist The Edge is among a number of property owners who want to build a cluster of mansions overlooking Malibu

The guitarist for U2 and several other property owners whose proposal to build a cluster of mansions overlooking Malibu failed to get past state regulators have filed lawsuits against the California Coastal Commission.

The lawsuits filed argue that the basis for the commission's decision to deny their permits in June was not legal.

The property owners say they are five separate owners each building a single home on separate lots, an argument that would have made it more difficult for the commission to reject their proposal.

The commission, however, determined there was enough evidence to show the project was coordinated and led by U2 guitarist The Edge, whose real name is David Evans.

The majority of the commission called the project too environmentally destructive.

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