The company that owns the Victorian house in Surrey - where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote The Hound of the Baskervilles - has suffered a fresh setback in its legal battle to redevelop the historic property. Fossway Ltd wanted to divide grade II-listed Undershaw into eight separate homes.
In May the High Court ruled that the Fossway plan, which was approved by Waverley Borough Council, was legally flawed and must be quashed. The developer appealed. But Lord Justice Pitchford upheld the High Court ruling and refused Fossway permission to take the case to a full appeal hearing.
The building, at Hindhead crossroads near Haslemere, was built in 1897. Used as a hotel since the 1920s, it was left empty in 2005 and fell into disrepair. There was strong public support for preserving Undershaw, where the author completed 13 Sherlock Holmes stories from 1897 to 1907.
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