James Bond star Daniel Craig faces fresh row with neighbours over plans to cut back trees at his £6m North London townhouse – five years after winning battle to keep 65ft London plane in his garden

Daniel Craig may have a fresh dispute with his neighbours on his hands over the gardening. 

The James Bond star and his Oscar-winning wife, Rachel Weisz, could be facing a new battle with nearby residents amid plans to cut back troublesome trees at their £6 million North London townhouse.

Five years ago, the couple won a battle to keep a 65ft London plane in their garden after locals complained that its roots were damaging their home.

The neighbours applied to chop down the tree, believing it to be causing serious subsidence. 

But it was saved from the axe after Craig, 54, and Weisz, 52, star of The Constant Gardener, offered to cut it back instead, and planners at Camden Council blamed a sewer pipe for cracks next door.

The James Bond star and his Oscar-winning wife, Rachel Weisz, could be facing a new battle with nearby residents amid plans to cut back troublesome trees at their £6 million North London townhouse 

Five years ago, the couple won a battle to keep a 65ft London plane in their garden after locals complained that its roots were damaging their home

Five years ago, the couple won a battle to keep a 65ft London plane in their garden after locals complained that its roots were damaging their home

Now, the actors, who married in 2011, have applied to the council to carry out further tree works, lopping it back by 13ft. 

They also want to trim another London plane and a pear tree covered in ivy.

They need consent because the trees are protected by a Tree Preservation Order in a designated conservation area.

Planning agent Stephanie Radziwillowicz said: ‘This previously reduced tree, overhanging several gardens, is in need of maintenance to slow root expansion and improve light.’

Officials at Camden Council are expected to make a decision later this month.

Now the actors ave applied to the council to carry out further tree works, lopping it back by 13ft. They need consent because the trees are protected by a Tree Preservation Order in a designated conservation area

Now the actors ave applied to the council to carry out further tree works, lopping it back by 13ft. They need consent because the trees are protected by a Tree Preservation Order in a designated conservation area

In 2017, bankers Alasdair Nisbet and his wife, Elizabeth, said their Victorian terrace home had been left riddled with cracks because of the roots from the thespian couple’s trees.

The Nisbets supplied reports from experts who put the blame for their subsidence issues firmly on the roots.

However, at the time, other neighbours said the trees were ‘aesthetically beautiful’ and that their removal would be ‘like losing a limb’.

A spokesman for Craig declined to comment.

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