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Taylor Swift

Neighbors Pissed

You're Screwing With Our Coastline!!

12/31/2013 8:56 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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BOB PIENIADZ / www.thewesterlysun.com

Taylor Swift is screwing with the coastline in a small Rhode Island community ... and pissing off neighbors in the process ... but Taylor's people say what she's doing is perfectly legal.

Swift is building a massive perimeter wall around her castle in Westerly, Rhode Island, moving tons of coastline rocks in the process. 

One neighbor tells TMZ, "It was bad enough when she moved in, but to ruin a part of the town for all of us ... this is a whole new level of hate."

Surfers in the area tell TMZ ... the wall under construction around Taylor's 11,000 square foot mansion is messing with the wave break in Westerly. 

And some residents are grousing ... the wall she's building is taking away public access that they have enjoyed for years.

We're getting multiple, conflicting stories from government workers and residents ... but from Taylor's point of view ... her people say government officials actually asked her to move some of the rocks that had drifted into the ocean back to her property line and that's what residents are seeing.  They also claim the wall she's building is in the same spot as the original wall that was constructed decades ago but eroded over time.

It appears the prior owners built a wall closer to the mansion, but it was destroyed  last year during Hurricane Sandy and now Taylor is building where the original wall had been.  Problem is -- the residents are used to having the beach they will no longer enjoy.
 
Also ... officials say Taylor obtained all necessary permits.


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31.

ImSoReal    

Taylor, that rock mound is an eye sore.

265 days ago
32.

don    

Oh the whining neighbors- please do us a favor and go grouse by yourself. She can do anything she pleases with the wall and does not need your permission or approval.

265 days ago
33.

Kay    

They should be more thankful that at least the Beeb's is not there neighbor.

Why in all the world she can afford to buy anything or build anything she could dream up, would she buy in Rhode Island? What's up with that. LOL

265 days ago
34.

GothamGirl    

She's a complete moron to have purchased this house! Why do you think it was on the market? After hurricane Sandy there was so much beach erosion that these mansions will eventually tumble into the ocean, no matter how she tries to reconfigure the seawall. More money that brains, this fool!! And blocking local residents from the beach, even if it's private property isn't nice Taylor, I thought you were nice.

265 days ago
35.

JstMyOpinion    

Have you been to RI? Beautiful coastline!

265 days ago
36.

may28    

Rich people problems

265 days ago
37.

Rocky    

White people are so rude, they act entitled

265 days ago
38.

Misfitttt    

taylor swift is a b!tch!

265 days ago
39.

TheRealDeal    

Even if Taylor Swift is legally right, she still could have gotten together with some of her neighbors to let them know what she planned to do and listen to their concerns. Or she could have donated a buttload of money to the Home Owner's Association. Taylor strikes me as the kind of woman who doesn't give a damn what anyone thinks cause she's RICH BIOTCH!

265 days ago
40.

billson1234    

So the problem is??? Its her property so what exactly is the problem???

265 days ago
41.

Ellen    

I live in RI and have a beach house about 10 minutes from hers (and about 1/100th of the size). This state has very strict codes about sea walls and building of any kind neat the water. The spot that they are talking about is where all the town kids go to drink. She's not doing anything except re-building a wall that had been damaged. You have to allow public access on any beach here and she hasn't stopped anyone from going on the beach. One of her body guards did when she first bought the place and it was all over the news . From what I hear she's been super nice to anyone she meets and lets everyone take pics. Give the girl a break! It's not as dramatic as TMZ is making it look.

265 days ago
42.

Jade    

Id rather have friendly neighbours...but Taylor needs more security than most folks also.

265 days ago
43.

Daniel Epright    

The accurate story:

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20131230-taylor-swifts-seawall-riles-watch-hill-surfers-crmc-says-its-legal.ece?fb_comment_id=fbc_1396164610632153_53096_1396265520622062#f18034f7ac

265 days ago
44.

ky    

They need to stop complaining. They deserve beach access when they make a million dolllars

265 days ago
45.

Ellen    

I live in RI and have a beach house about 10 minutes from hers (and about 1/100th of the size). This state has very strict codes about sea walls and building of any kind neat the water. The spot that they are talking about is where all the town kids go to drink. She's not doing anything except re-building a wall that had been damaged. You have to allow public access on any beach here and she hasn't stopped anyone from going on the beach. One of her body guards did when she first bought the place and it was all over the news . From what I hear she's been super nice to anyone she meets and lets everyone take pics. Give the girl a break! It's not as dramatic as TMZ is making it look.

265 days ago
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