Bob Geldof gets the go-ahead to build pond based on Monet paintings

I do like Monets! Bob Geldof gets the go-ahead to build pond based on impressionist’s water lilies paintings

Bob Geldof might not like Mondays – but he’s a big fan of Monets.

The Boomtown Rats singer has been granted permission to build a huge wildlife pond at his Kent home based on the impressionist artist’s series of Water Lilies paintings.

Planning officers approved the 130ft by 65ft feature at 12th century Davington Priory in Faversham, ケント, 先週.

The decision means Sir Bob, 写真, can forge ahead with the pond, which is up to 8ft deep, after a Covid-delayed process that took 15 月.

But he will have to appoint archaeologists to monitor the works after two trial trenches revealed deposits containing medieval remains including building materials.

A planning document listed Claude Monet's water lily pond in Giverny, France as 'design inspiration'

A planning document listed Claude Monet’s water lily pond in Giverny, France as ‘design inspiration

Planning documents submitted to Swale Borough Council show the water lily pond at Claude Monet’s home in Giverny, northern France – which the artist captured more than 250 times on canvas – was the ‘design inspiration’.

Sir Bob’s homage to the scene will be set between a walnut and chestnut tree in a paddock formerly used for grazing sheep 120ft from his Grade II listed house, に組み込まれました 1153.

The pond will be filled with plants including yellow flag iris, purple loosestrife, meadowsweet and ‘Charles de Meurville’ water lilies and will be home to frogs, insects, birds and other wildlife.

Sir Bob's (写真) homage to the scene will be set between a walnut and chestnut tree in a paddock

Sir Bob’s (写真) homage to the scene will be set between a walnut and chestnut tree in a paddock

Planning officers approved the 130ft by 65ft feature at 12th century Davington Priory in Faversham, ケント, 先週.

Planning officers approved the 130ft by 65ft feature at 12th century Davington Priory in Faversham, ケント, 先週.

It will contribute to the One Million Ponds Project, which aims to increase freshwater wildlife habitats across the country.

The Live Aid founder, 70, who is married to French actress Jeanne Marine, has lived at Davington Priory since the 1980s.

His spokesman said: ‘I’m afraid he won’t comment on this kind of thing.’

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