If you are on a politician's pay and expenses, you can, and probably would be discriminatory about where you live ... strangely enough, probably well clear of neighbours.
Here is one for the pot, and if you are an ex member of the cabinet, by a number of years, ... with portfolio offshore ... You will have two heavily armed policemen and at least one vehicle, in attendance 24 hrs a day .... which is then rather nice for the neighbours ... If there are any !!
A bind for the tax payer !!
I live near, and used to live nearer chequers (the PM's country residence) amazingly, there is no chance of getting planning permission here. Nor indeed Dorneywood, the country residence of the deputy PM. Thank god (or the government) I live in leafy bucks.
I recall someone building a bungalow without permission near to where I once lived - they didn't have permission so were told to take it down. What they did was bury the building (it was a bungalow) and then applied..
There's so much to learn from such genius!
Mind, they were refused second time too.. and told to dig it up and knock it down by the council..