Taylor Swift's Rhode Island Neighbors Angry Over Construction

Residents living near singer claim her new seawall restricts access to public beach areas.
3:00 | 01/02/14

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And superstar taylor swift in hot water. Sparking outrage among her neighbors for a building project on her rhode island property. Reporter: Taylor swift may have recently been crowned 2013 tennessean of the year. But don't expect rhode islandeners to say the same anytime soon. She has gotten into hot water for the plans she has for her multimillion-dollar waterfront property. Known more for her ballads and breakups. ♪ I knew you were trouble when you walked in ♪ Reporter: Some are saying taylor swift is causing trouble. She spent $7 million for this mansion. 16 rooms and 5 acres, it's located in the exclusive neighborhood of westerly. The pop singer is spending big bucks on improvement to the property, including a seawall, that some locals claim will restrict access to a public beach. I don't think any celebrity should have the right to do that with such a historic area. Reporter: Swift maintains she has all the required permits for the work and is restoring the wall after it was damaged in hurricane sandy. Others say huge boulders being placed by construction crews restrict use of the area popular with fishermen and bathers. That's something that's just going to stick. And we won't be able to surf there. Reporter: The historical preservation and heritage commission for rhode island tells abc news, they have, quote, no issues with the project. And the group that regulates coastal development have told local newspapers it approved the work and it's up to snuff. There's some reports that swift was actually asked to move the boulders by the state of rhode island itself. Whether it was originated from state officials or not, it's clear that residents there are protective of their land. Bouldergate. The next scandal. Coming up, the women who dropped 130 pounds.

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