George Clooney has won permission to install CCTV cameras around his country home in Sonning, Berkshire, despite concerns from neighbours. The Grade II listed Aberlash House, which he and wife Amal Clooney bought in October 2014, will now be fitted with an extensive CCTV system after the local council approved his planning application.
Ten security cameras will be fitted around the house, with further cameras installed on 18 foot wooden poles around the perimeter of the property's four acre grounds.
George and Amal Clooney are set to install CCTV cameras at their Berkshire home
When the application was submitted in July it was met with concerns from neighbours and Eye and Dunsden Parish Council, who said that the number of cameras could lead to a "potential infringement of the privacy of neighbouring properties."
George and Amal bought the £10million nine-bedroom manor house on the River Thames in October 2014, one month after they tied the knot in a lavish Venice celebration. In May George confirmed that he and Amal were planning to move into the home once work had been completed towards the end of the summer.
"We've got a house there, we're fixing it up," he told Ross King during an interview on Good Morning Britain. "We're going to be moving in at the end of the summer, and we're really excited."
The couple bought the mansion in October 2014
The house has its own library, gym, spa and steam room, along with a cellar and a boathouse, and a separate cottage for guests or staff. It is set in four acres of land, surrounded by trees and expansive gardens, offering the couple seclusion and privacy.
George and Amal are believed to have had a swimming pool and pool house added to the property, along with a large terrace and a private cinema.
The move comes amid reports that George is considering selling his beautiful Lake Como estate after concerns over the press constantly photographing himself and Amal there.