Saturday, 19 August 2017

Clooney changes CCTV covers

GEORGE CLOONEY has made changes to his CCTV cameras after complaints about the colour of their protective covers.

GEORGE CLOONEY has made changes to his CCTV cameras after complaints about the colour of their protective covers.

The actor was given planning permission in August to erect up to eight cameras on wooden poles in the grounds of Mill House in Sonning and a further 10 attached to the Grade II listed property.

But residents complained about the white hoods on the black cameras, three of which overlook the river, so Clooney has had them changed to dark green.

South Oxfordshire District councillor Paul Harrison said concerns were raised by David Woodward, chairman of Eye and Dunsden Parish Council, and he had received complaints from three residents.

He said: “The camera itself is a black unit but there was white protective housing on the top of it which prompted concerns. David Woodward contacted me about that. I went and had a look and it was quite bright, a brilliant white. I thought it was out of character and would destroy the visual aspect.”

Cllr Harrison raised the issue with planning officer Emma Bowerman who wrote to the actor’s agent and the hoods were then changed.

He said: “From our point of view it’s very good that the applicant, or the agents, have listened to the views of residents and addressed the problem.”

Councillor Woodward said the white hoods had looked “unsightly”.

Clooney and his lawyer wife Amal Alamuddin bought Mill House for £10million in October 2014.



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