Private road owner seeks court order to stop couple’s building project on £1.5m home by withdrawing their access

An overhead shot of the property shows a small driveway and large back garden
A couple are looking to knock down their £1.5m home in Oxshott, Surrey, in order to turn it into two houses so one of their ill fathers can live closer to them (Image credit: Google Earth)

A yoga teacher and her husband are in a court battle over plans to demolish their £1.5 million home on an exclusive Surrey estate so they can build two properties.

Emma and Terence McGuinness claim they want to create a second home on their plot so her ill father can move into it and be looked after.

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