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Billionaire property tycoon Christian Candys historic garden plan thrown out after council

center_img His team had previously supplied a survey from 1834 which provided “beyond reasonable doubt” that the garden was part of the original layout.The Crown Estates Paving Commission also stated it believed the original garden existed.But Francesca Cordeiro said: “Dr Tyack is the leading academic in John Nash, not only in the UK but in the world.”He submitted a report that the planning application is not a reinstatement. It provides conclusive evidence that a garden did not exist during the working life of John Nash.”Dr Tyack clearly states what is being proposed is not a reinstatement of a garden designed by John Nash or even of a Victorian garden.”It is the creation of a new private garden through the appropriation of space that has been in the public domain for all but a few of the past 190 years.”Candy wants to increase the luxury and privilege of a private home. Camden is about to make a catastrophic error if this committee does not reject this application.”A spokesman for CPC London, the Development Manager for Cambridge Terrace where the work is taking place, said the property is currently an office space for which Mr Candy has permission to convert into three separate houses. Councillors also raised issues with the plans including concerns it could present an area for anti-social behaviour.Labour Cllr Danny Beales said: “The loss of public space for me is terrible and Nash did not design these homes as they are now. Narrowing this road could cause damage.”The amount of traffic now would make it a possible dangerous experience to walk down.”The enclave that could be created by making the road narrower would also make an area which would no longer be covered by trees and could create a space for anti-social behaviour.”Cllr Lazzaro Peitragnoli added: “There is a terrible design of the pedestrian side of the street. Mums with prams would not walk on that side of the road because there are four curbs.”We are also going to cut an enclave which could become an area for activities like drug dealing, other crimes and anti-social behaviour. This presents security issues.” Christian Candy (left) with his brother Nick Billionaire tycoon Christian Candy’s plans to transform part of a road outside his London property into a private garden have been thrown out following a sensational council U-turn.Dozens of disgruntled neighbours attended a council meeting to share their anger at the plans to re-install the garden, which was allegedly based on a design by John Nash.Officials at Camden Council had proposed the garden get the go-ahead but plans were thrown at a public meeting on Thursday night.Neighbours, spearheaded by chairman Francesca Cordeiro, had produced evidence by leading Nash expert and Oxford University professor Dr Geoffrey Tyack which claimed the garden was never actually proposed by the famous architect. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more