Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are caught up in a fierce planning war with neighbours over an extension at their £6m home in London.

James Bond actor Mr Craig and Oscar-winning Ms Weisz want to remove their 20th-century conservatory at the home in the north of the city.

The couple also reportedly want to split the ground floor into two, while replacing the first floor and removing the kitchen.

However, the move has not gone down well with their neighbours who oppose the changes.

They have claimed that the new designs, submitted to Camden Council in September, would not fit in with the Grade-II listed property.

In a statement, the planning agents acting for Mr Craig and Ms Weisz said they had taken the decision to remove the conservatory because it was “inefficient” and “poorly constructed”. They also said it was “very cold” in the winter and overheated in the summer, The Sun reports.

They added: “The enlarged extension allows the kitchen (the busiest room in the house) to be relocated to the rear of the property giving it direct contact with the garden and much improved natural light. “Internally the spine wall between the ground floor reception rooms would be healed and the existing double doors from the entrance hall separated and re-hung as single doors into the respective reception rooms.

“So the most important rooms in the house would be reinstated to their original form. On the ground floor closet wing, the existing study would be subdivided to allow the introduction of a guest WC, providing a much-needed facility serving the principal rooms of the house.

“The second-floor closet wing rear window is, currently, a modern side-hung casement. It is proposed to replace this with a French door style window with narrower frames and glazing bars.”

Despite the planning agent’s pleas, Camden Council’s Conservation Area Committee said they worry that the works could destroy the charm of the property. Speaking on behalf of the committee, Richard Simpson claimed the new extension would not “be in harmony with the original form of the house”.

The committee was also not a fan of Mr Craig’s and Ms Weisz’s intention to remove the first-floor window as it would get rid of a historic pattern which featured in the original Victorian construction.

Mr Simpson explained that the pattern was “a characteristic of the windows in houses of this date” in that area of London. If the Hollywood couple’s plans are approved later this month then work could begin on the property in April 2024.

This isn’t the first time the pair caused controversy in the area. Last year, they were embroiled in a row over a tree.

A few years ago, the couple won a battle to keep a 65ft tree after locals said it was damaging their houses. In response to the threat, neighbours submitted plans to chop it down.

However, the tree was saved when Mr Craig and Ms Weisz offered to cut the tree back. Last year, the couple planned to trim it back by another 13ft.