EX-PRIME Minister David Cameron’s expansion of his West Oxfordshire home appears to have upset the neighbours.

One homeowner claimed builders have spent ‘ages’ adding extensions to the former Witney MP’s cottage in Dean, near Chipping Norton, which residents hoped would be finished by Christmas.

Another added the works had caused a ‘mess’ outside the house, with vehicles ‘going up and down’.

The Camerons moved in 18 years ago and have since gained planning permission for various improvements to the home, including a two-storey extension, a single-storey extension, a boot room and a garage block.

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Mr Cameron has had more time on his hands since resigning as Prime Minister following the Brexit referendum in June 2016 and one neighbour claimed this has given him the chance to focus on home improvements.

They told The Times: “He has been planning to build it since he landed the country in the mire with Brexit . . . the builders have been there for ages and people are getting fed up.

“When he became prime minister there were a lot of small things done to improve security but this does seem to be a much bigger job.”

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Another resident added: “I’m happy to be blunt. It’s a bloody mess out there, with the dirt and the rain and the vehicles going up and down.”

Mr Cameron bought the house with wife Samantha in 2001, when he became MP for Witney.

The 52-year-old represented the constituency in Parliament for 15 years, including during his six-year spell as Prime Minister from 2010 to 2016.

Since 2001, several planning applications for the house have been approved, including separate plans to build a new garage and a two-storey extension in 2003.

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In 2016, proposed extensions to the front and side of the property were also given the green light, after West Oxfordshire District Council planning officers judged it ‘would not have a detrimental impact on either the street scene or the character’.

An application to replace the garage with a single-storey extension, plus an outbuilding, was approved one year later.

That development has to begin within three years of planning permission being granted, which expires in 2020.

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Although some have registered their dismay at the impact of the works on the tiny hamlet, another resident, who said he rented out an adjacent property, believes there is no reason to complain about the works.

He told The Times: “The Camerons applied for planning permission and it was given - what is the problem?”

In December 2014, campaigners from New Fathers 4 Justice picketing the home were issued with a harassment order by Thames Valley Police.

The group camped outside the house to campaign for equal rights for fathers in divorce and separation proceedings and reform of the family courts.