Homeowner sparks planning row at £1.3m home over helipad in his back garden

Neighbours are objecting to plans for a helipad
Neighbours are objecting to plans for a helipad in the village of Durley over concerns to the wildlife and potential noise pollution (Image credit: Google)

A top lawyer wants to build a helipad at his £1.3m home in a quiet Hampshire village – but neighbours are objecting to the plans, which they say will shatter the peace of the quiet village.

Mayus Karia was awarded planning permission for the helipad in the back garden of his six-bedroom luxury home in Durley for limited use, but now wants permission to increase the number of flights.

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