James Bond star Daniel Craig faces fresh row with neighbors over tree-cutting plans in London

James Bond star Daniel Craig is facing a fresh row with neighbors over his plans to cut down trees at his £6million north London townhouse – five years after winning the battle to keep a 65ft London plane in his garden

Daniel Craig may have another row with his neighbors over gardening.

The James Bond star and his Oscar-winning wife Rachel Weisz could face a new battle with neighboring residents over plans to cut down troublesome trees in their £6million north London townhouse .

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

Neighbors demanded to cut down the tree, thinking it was causing severe subsidence.

But he was saved from the ax after Craig, 54, and Weisz, 52, star of The Constant Gardener, offered to chop him down instead, and Camden Council planners blamed a sewer pipe for the cracks next to it.

The James Bond star and his Oscar-winning wife Rachel Weisz could face a new battle with neighboring residents over plans to cut down troublesome trees in their £6million north London townhouse

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

Now the actors, who married in 2011, have asked the council to carry out further work on the trees, cutting them back 13ft.

They also want to prune another London plane and an ivy-covered pear tree.

They need consent because the trees are protected by a tree preservation ordinance in a designated conservation area.

Planning officer Stephanie Radziwillowicz said: “This previously reduced tree, towering over several gardens, needs maintenance to slow root expansion and improve light.”

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

Now the actors have asked the council to carry out further work on the trees, cutting them back by 13ft.  They need consent as the trees are protected by a tree preservation ordinance in a designated conservation area

Now the actors have asked the council to carry out further work on the trees, cutting them back by 13ft. They need consent as the trees are protected by a tree preservation ordinance in a designated conservation area

In 2017, bankers Alasdair Nisbet and his wife, Elizabeth, said their Victorian terrace house had been left riddled with cracks from tree roots from the thespian couple.

The Nisbets have provided expert reports that firmly blame their subsidence problems on the roots.

However, at the time, other neighbors said the trees were “aesthetically beautiful” and that removing them would be “like losing a limb”.

A spokesperson for Craig declined to comment.

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