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The new owners of George Michael’s £19 million north London home have been urged to drop plans, including for an “iceberg” basement, that would “ruin the legacy” kept by other stars who have lived there such as Sting and Annie Lennox.

The property in Highgate is at the centre of a planning battle, with the new owners eager to make extensive renovations. Local groups are objecting with concerns that the plans will “alter the frontages of one of the finest rows of houses” in the area. In a letter of objection, Willemien Hines, who sold the property to Michael and lived there for 21 years, listed public figures who were previous occupants and had “preserved” the building, including the businessman Sir Patrick Sergeant and the

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