U2's Edge suing after building plan rejection

MALIBU, Calif.

The Edge, whose real name is David Evans, joined other property owners in filing lawsuits against the California Coastal Commission.

The Commission denied their permits to build huge homes overlooking the coastal community, saying it was too environmentally destructive.

The lawsuit claims there are five separate property owners who want to build single homes on separate lots.

The proposal called for five multilevel homes of up to 12,785 square feet to be built on 156 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains. Project designs said the homes would have the top green building certifications and the guitarist himself said the mansions would be some of the most environmentally sensitive in the world.

Project opponents, however, including the National Park Service said the development would scar the expansive ridgeline.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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