Rocker Bob Geldof has gone to war with a neighbour in Kent, England over a garden gate.

The Boomtown Rats frontman has written a letter to the local council in Faversham opposing his neighbour Deborah Reynolds' application to create a gate in the wall next to her house.

Reynolds wants better access to her gardens, which stand next to Geldof's grounds, but the musician argues the new entrance will pose a security risk.

In his letter, he writes, "I oppose this application because permission will not be given to the applicant to undertake these changes to my property... To open a 'gate' at this point in the boundary wall of my property will be a tangible security risk to it."

A decision on the planning application will be announced on 22 August (13).