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U2's The Edge Loses Long Court Battle Over Plan To Build Malibu Mansions

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U2 guitarist The Edge has lost a long court battle over his plans to build a series of mansions on a Malibu hillside.

The musician, whose real name is David Evans, had been seeking permission to build a cluster of five mansions along the Malibu coastline over the past 14 years.

This week, the California Supreme Court denied his recent petition to review a lower court ruling, which denied approval to build on the land after the Sierra Club sued to block construction.

The Edge wanted to build a series of eco-friendly homes, to be called "Leaves in the Wind," which would cost more than $100 million to build. He bought the 151 acres in 2005 for $9 million.

"I'm very happy that the Supreme Court decided not to review the case because it brings a definitive end to this terrible project which would have caused devastating damage," Dean Wallraff, a lawyer for the pro-environment Sierra Club told CNN.

The Edge can still reapply to the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning.

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