Anger at attempt by ‘green aristocrat’ Earl Percy to develop wilderness site in London

It is a row that the scion of one of Britain’s oldest aristocratic families could rather do without as he carves out a career promoting his green credentials.

And, gallingly for the Percy dynasty (one of whose ancestors was the inspiration for Blackadder’s half-witted sidekick, Lord Percy) much of it has been self-inflicted. In the one camp is Earl Percy, friend to Wills and Kate and owner of Syon House, a historic Grade-I listed pile in west London where Henry VIII’s body once lay in state.

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