Craig David wins planning battle with Camden north London neighbours over air conditioning units

Mail Online | 7/11/2019 | Lara Keay For Mailonline
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Craig David has won a planning battle with his London neighbours over 'noisy' air conditioning units he illegally installed on the roof of his £6million home.

The singer, 37, added three air conditioning units to the roof of his trendy converted warehouse in Camden without planning permission after he moved in.

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He asked Camden Council for retrospective permission but local residents still had major concerns about their 'unsightly' appearance and noise pollution.

David bought the property, which boasts a glass swimming pool, retractable roof, six bathrooms and a private terrace, in January last year.

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After a long row, he has won the right to keep the units in place, providing he add 'acoustic enclosures' to make them quieter and stop them vibrating.

The council also ruled that the units should be quieter than the lowest level of street noise so that his immediate neighbour's business would not be disturbed.

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The report, written by chief planning officer Daniel Pope at Camden Council, added: 'As a safeguard, a condition will be attached upon approval to ensure that the equipment will operate by at least 10Db lower than the lowest background noise level.

'A further condition will be attached to ensure the mounted plant will have anti-vibration isolators.

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'Both of these conditions are to ensure the amenity of neighbours in regards to noise and vibration from the operation of the units.'

Mr Pope concluded David's additions do not impose on his neighbour's sunlight or...
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