Taylor Swift’s New Year Starting Off ‘Rocky’ For Her and Her Rhode Island Neighbors [VIDEO]
Looks like Taylor Swift's new year is starting off a little "rocky". Taylor is having some major construction work on her property in Rhode Island. Her neighbors are claiming the construction is restricting access to a public beach. The improvements to the property, include work on a seawall that some locals have claimed will restrict access to a public beach. But Taylor Swift maintains that she has all the required permits for the job and is restoring the wall after it was damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
But some say the large boulders being placed by construction crews are restricting use of the area, which is popular with fishermen and surfers.
According to ABC News, The Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission for Rhode Island says it "no issues" with the project and the group that regulates coastal development has said the work is up to snuff.
Taylor paid $17 million for the 11,000 square-foot historic mansion in the exclusive Watch Hill neighborhood in Westerly. The mansion has 16 rooms on more than five acres.