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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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61.

Mark Santeramo    

Ignorant residents have to realize that Hurricane sandy was extremely terrible for a reason. It's essential that someone albeit Taylor Swift build these retaining walls to block out seawater because we cannot have the damage bill that we saw up to 60 billion dollars during Hurricane sandy.

212 days ago
62.

UNLV1990    

I hate her, everything about her. However, in this case the people living in ri need to grow up. She is young and rich get over you old money (no money left) east coast bs. You should thank her, nobody would be dumb enough to live in that crap hole ri with its excessive taxes and falling down nonexistent economy. She could have moved to a nice state like ct.

212 days ago
63.

demoncat    

the towns people will have to just accept it that if taylor has all the nessary permits to build that thing then she is with in her right for its her property. and she has a right to do with it what she wants.

212 days ago
64.

utoxic    

The wall was destroyed by a hurricane, if not the wall then the multi-million castle. Its called insurance, People are bitching cause they cant afford a perimeter of their own.I hope shes got trained snipers on the roof too after an obsessed fan swam up on her pad.If u had thousands if not millions of haters u would want protection too.Plus imagine the revenue shes creating locally through property taxes, permits and a job for the construction company.

211 days ago
65.

Vinny    

Hate this rich bitch.

211 days ago
66.

John    

Can she please just go away!! She is annoying, overrated and annoying as hell. Keep fighting coastal dwellers . Run her narrow ass back to the hills.

211 days ago
67.

tomtom    

who cares its the winter

211 days ago
68.

LOL    

What a joke, the real annoying neighbor are the jealous bastards besides her. If she wasn't famous, just some girl who had money than nobody would care and nobody would give a flying crap about what she does.

If those neighbors do construction, will anyone say anything? Will anyone complain, no.

But this is what happens to celebrities those *******s are pretty stoked about living next to her, and they know it, they can make claims for publicity or use that as their advantage to start up bull****, or sell their story to TMZ for a quick ass buck, and it doesn't even have to be real.

These "sources" TMZ found seem like lies, and over-exaggeration, read one of the neighbors comments, that's ****ing disgusting, who says that? Really, have some damn respect. If I lived next to these people, in the night I'd throw a brick at their house and windows. D-bags

What a stupid story to report on TMZ, nobody cares. Everyone does construction on their home at one point, I live right in-front of a damn school, and they did a ****load of construction, they even ripped out the road and moved my car, and guess what did anybody complain? NOPE, did anybody care NOPE, and it went on for 2 - 3 years, the noise didn't even bother me, they ruined our road, but nobody gives a flying ****.

211 days ago
69.

Avril    

But... if the previous owner had built the same wall then why didn't the neighbours complain back then? o.O
well, maybe they did, idk.
But I think they do this big deal just bc it's Taylor Swift (If this post is true :S)

211 days ago
70.

Kimberly    

Disgusting use of money ALL for one person, who will likely Never be there.

211 days ago
71.

MakeupByLondon    

Reallllly..Did Taylor Swift mot purchase the property? Now the meighbors want to tell her what to do with it. Reallllly? ITS HER PROPERTY. If the neighbors wanted to dictate whats going on with it, they should have gotten together and bought it. Taylor NEEDS to write a song about those people..invite KANYE..hold a benefit on HER PROPERTY..and sing the song OVER and OVER. Plz..

211 days ago
72.

xCrazyCarolx    

Ha! Nobody likes the bitch anyway!

210 days ago
73.

Mama T    

I bet when everything is done & there is way more beach access for people to get to they won't even say Thank You. People just want something to complain about.

210 days ago
74.

bigdog    

she is making a big MISTAKE here.

her hubris is sky high - funny - for a grown woman that obsesses over teenaged kennedy boys -

seems fame.and money dont buy intelligence or common sense...

208 days ago
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