PHOTO: Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch paid $4.4 million to ensure the DA-approved rooftop terrace next door isn’t built.

When most people are faced with an unwelcome DA plan from the neighbours their only recourse is a firmly worded objection to council.

But not for media mogul Lachlan Murdoch and his wife Sarah.

When faced with the prospect of their neighbours adding a third storey and rooftop terrace to a home, which is set directly in front of their Bellevue Hill Georgian mansion, it appears the Murdochs took another course of action and bought the house – and the DA-approved plans with it – for $4.4 million.