From the Daily Mail:
In an open letter to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, May writes that over the past decade his 'oasis' has been shattered by the 'unreasonable' building schemes.
He says the use of piling rigs, massive removal of earth and deployment of huge machinery has resulted in intolerable noise, dust, polluting fumes and a loss of privacy.
The guitarist highlights examples of underground extensions in his street, and says he anticipates more proposals will follow.
A series of posts on his website detail the 'misery' and 'stress' he and his wife Anita Dobson, along with their neighbours, have endured for almost a decade.
In a post called 'Basement Building Hell can Kill You' - an apparent play on the title of his solo release, Too Much Love Will Kill You - May says the renovations have left 'anger inside me, frustration, feelings of being abused'.
'And although I've occasionally let out a cry of something like 'Basement Building B*******', mostly this feeling of powerlessness in the face of an enemy that hides behind planning permissions has been bottled up.'This expansion of basements is a huge problem in London. His letter to city officials should carry weight. After all he is a doctor and a CBE. I mean, it is a hoot that a guitarist is complaining about noise, but I am sympathetic. It is a shame that someone who worked hard to buy his dream home is run out like this.
My favorite Queen song not named "Bohemian Rhapsody" (with David Bowie).