Residents fight mega-mansion in 90210 neighborhood

Wealthy Los Angeles residents are banding together to fight plans for a mega-mansion that would create a compound roughly the size of the famed Hearst Castle in the coveted 90210 ZIP code.

Members of the Bel Air/Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council and the Benedict Canyon Association are holding a news conference Tuesday to protest the plans.

They also are planning to go door-to-door and launch a website opposing the construction.

The neighborhood is already home to many mansions, but residents say the planned 42,681-square-foot house and its associated buildings are too much.

Blueprints also call for a 27,000-square-foot villa, a guest house, staff quarters and a gatehouse.

Residents of the area include Bruce Springsteen, Jay Leno and David Beckham.

The mysterious land owner created a special business to handle the deal.

© 2011 The Associated Press.

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