Campaigners seek High Court’s help to save Sherlock Holmes creator’s home

December 17th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 17 (ANI): Campaigners, who are against plans to redevelop the former home of Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, have sought the help of the High Court.

The late Scottish physician and author had written some of his most famous works at Undershaw in Hindhead, Surrey, including ‘The Hound Of The Baskervilles’, the Scotsman reported.

But now the Grade II-listed property has become a bone of contention between the local council, a developer and campaigners keen to see it preserved.

Waverley Borough Council had in June granted planning permission and listed building consent on the neglected building, and the plans included turning the main house into eight homes.

But campaigners are opposed to any plan that restricts the public’s access to the house. (ANI)

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