Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies is in a planning row over a proposal to build a zip wire outside his waterside home.Mr Davies, who lives in Cardiff, south Wales, has lodged a formal complaint about plans to install a 360 metre wire across Cardiff Bay because it will be “impossible” for him to work with thousands of people “whizzing past” his flat.The City Zip Company, who are behind the plan, have proposed to build the attraction from the top of the five-star St David’s Hotel to a landing spot next to the historic Norwegian Church across the Bay.But 56-year-old Mr Davies – who is also behind the BBC series Years and Years – sent in an objection to Cardiff City Council saying the installation will affect his ability to write.“My property will be facing a seven-day-a-week zip wire with 48 people an hour whizzing past my home and screaming for six months of the year. Are you kidding?,” he said. “I write for a living. I’m a television scriptwriter; I brought Doctor Who to Cardiff in 2005; the BBC Studio, Roath Lock, across the Bay, was built under my aegis. The current Doctor is played by Jodie WhittakerCredit: James Pardon/BBC “That facility brings, from Doctor Who alone, £24m of business per annum to Cardiff. But you’re now suggesting that I sit, in my Cardiff home, and write, with 48 people an hour flying past, screaming, for six months of the year.” “I paid £350,000 for my apartment and this zipwire, if it goes ahead, will render it worthless to me.”Please abandon this reckless and unneighbourly venture.” However Mr Davies disagreed, saying: “One person screaming past my windows would be a one-off event. It could even be fun! But 48 people per hour, eight hours a day for 24 weeks equals a grand total of 64,512 events.”That’s 64,512 events. Let me say it again. 64,512 people. Whizzing past my flat. Screaming. While I am working.”This is impossible.”Mr Davies was joined by several other Cardiff Bay residents in objecting to the build, including fellow screenwriter Andrew Davies, best known for House of Cards and Bridget Jones’ Diary. Andrew, who lives in an eighth floor apartment next to the St Davids Hotel looking out over the inner bay, said: “I am a writer and I need peace and quiet for my work. This scheme would mean that screaming idiots would whiz past my apartment 48 times an hour.”The other main reason for having this apartment is to sit on the balcony and enjoy the calm and tranquil view out over the bay. Some hopes! If the planning application is successful, the zip wire could be opened before January 2020 for the summer and weekends.The developers behind it believe the route has been “sensitively positioned to ensure minimal impact upon local views, nearby heritage assets and nearby occupants.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.