Famous film director Guy Ritchie is facing opposition over plans to build futuristic 'origami' cabins for his shooting pals at the Wiltshire estate he inherited from Madonna.

Some people who are resisting the plans say Ritchie should be treated the “same as anyone else” making an application for rural development at his country estate, Ashgrove Farm near Salisbury.

He has set up as successful clay pigeon and partridge shooting business at Ashgrove, and has now applied for 11 guest cabins and three staff ones to house fellow shooting enthusiasts on part of the estate- but one objector has also compared it to a 'housing estate."

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The Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels creator has inherited Ashcombe Estate after he he once lived with the pop superstar, after his £50m divorce settlement.

He inherited the Wiltshire mansion and surrounding land as part of his £50m divorce settlement and has gone on to set up a there.

Ritchie, 54, bought the Georgian manor house and estate in the village of Tollard Royal for £9 million with Madonna in 2001 and kept it when their marriage ended seven years later.

He has incurred the wrath of neighbours on several occasions since over his plans to develop it - including where he illegally converted an 18th century orangery in 2016 for friends such as Brad Pitt to stay in during parties.

Councillor Eric Adams said in its submission: "It is a new housing estate, isn't it? It is a huge application. We want the council to turn the application down. It was unanimous. This is an area of outstanding beauty."

The councillor said despite his fame, Ritchie should be treated the same as anyone else making an application for rural development.

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He added: "If a farmer wants to get a house they get turned down because it is in an area of natural beauty".

In planning documents, the agent for Mr Ritchie appealed to Wiltshire Council to back the scheme.

They wrote: "The estate, the long time home of the film maker Guy Ritchie, has always been known for its world famous shoot, and this remains the core business.

"But there has always been a vision that the estate should be an economic hub in the countryside.

The applicant said much had been done to improve the site and said the farm yard now houses a "successful brewery, the famous shoot and the shoot facilities that support it."