Radio DJ Zane Lowe is building a new house in Seaton
A GLOBETROTTING DJ will retreat from the bright lights and heavy beats of clubland when he takes up residence at a newly-built clifftop home.
Zane Lowe, record producer, TV presenter and BBC Radio 1 DJ, is the famous face behind the construction of a prominent seafront building in the picturesque town of Seaton, in South East Cornwall.
Mr Lowe and his wife Kara Walters were granted permission to demolish the bungalow which previously stood on the site in 2011 and build a three-bedroom house featuring a swimming pool, garage, courtyard, en-suite bathroom and balconies – all overlooking the beach.
Construction started last summer and neighbours have welcomed the development.
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Roger Stamp, who runs a holiday guest house opposite the site, said: "We had no objections to it; we have no problem with it at all.
"It's very quiet. They only have two or three people working on it at any one time.
"It's a fabulous location. They spent a long time, four or five months, just making sure it was secure to the rocks."
Mr Stamp said he did not know who Zane Lowe was.
But he added: "They have done a lot of work to secure it. I don't think it's going anywhere for the next thousand years.
"It looks very good. It is a big improvement on what was there before so we welcome it."
Plans show the house will stand seven metres above the beach, and will have a floor area of 250 square metres over two levels.
The roof of the house will have a sedum covering, in order to "reduce the visual impact on the surroundings".
Glenda Hartland, Seaton member on Deviock Parish Council, said: "The other house had lots of character and the design of this one is very, very different. It's on the edge of the community. I don't know the new buyers.
"It's out on its own. It's not upsetting anyone. It looks like it will be built like a ship. I expect it will probably end up as a holiday home."
The Herald contacted Mr Lowe's management agency, but a spokeswoman said: "I'm afraid Zane is unavailable for interview or to release a statement regarding this."
In an interview with The Independent newspaper last year, the DJ named Cornwall as his favourite holiday destination.
"We had a family holiday in Portwrinkle a couple of Christmases ago during the snow storms," he said.
"It was the most unbelievably life-affirming, perspective-changing experience, watching the sea crash against these brutal, jagged rocks. I absolutely fell in love with the place."
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