Save Hove’s Valerie Paynter, who spent years campaigning to preserve the site, said the scheme was “almost perfect” but needed more amendments.Members narrowly agreed with council officers’ who advised they were “minded to grant” the plans.Gilmour has also been involved with Oxfam, Greenpeace and Amnesty International, among other charitable organizations., a memoir that moves from Shanghai to Dr Barnardo's and back to China where she became a Major in Mao's Army.The new building, which at parts will be 3.4 metres higher than Medina House, includes an open plan living, kitchen, dining room and hall, a study, library, snug, covered garden, gym and five bedrooms.
Architect Keb Garavito-Bruhn said the original brief was to retain it but it had suffered significant deterioration to exposed brickwork and damage from its previous use by diamond cutters. Planning officer Liz Arnold said while some residents would receive less light, this was outweighed by the benefits to the conservation area in bringing a derelict site back into use.
Mr Williams questioned whether the home for the couple, whose net worth is estimated close to £100 million, needed to be so elaborate to the detriment of neighbours.
He said: “Their own studies show we will lose light from my living room and kitchen, it’s going to have a dramatic impact on our quality of life.” Ms Paynter said: “It’s a beautiful design, I absolutely love it, and I didn’t want to lose the scheme if it went the other way and it was a refusal.
Barrett left the band in early 1968, leaving Gilmour to become the lead guitarist and vocalist. He married Ginger Hasenbein in 1974, and they had four children together before divorcing in 1990.
In 1994, Gilmour married novelist Polly Samson, and they had four children of their own.