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U2 guitarist makes progress on building plan

U2 musician David Evans, known to fans as 'The Edge' is at the center of a mansion building battle in Malibu. Evans wants to build five ridge-top homes on a property above Malibu, but the California Coastal Commission said the project would violate state law.

April 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
U2 guitarist The Edge is making headway on his plan to build five mansions overlooking Malibu.

According to the LA Times, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy is no longer against the controversial project.

The state planning agency said its board will support the development in exchange for more than $1 million in funding and other services.

The Edge and his partners would have to help pay for trail easements and consulting services.

Neighbors are concerned about the biological and visual impacts of the development.