Jimmy Page’s planning war with Robbie Williams intensifies as rock star objects to singer’s proposals for a THIRD TIME
The A-list planning feud between Robbie Williams and Jimmy Page has intensified after the Led Zeppelin rocker objected to his neighbour’s proposals for a THIRD TIME.
Williams, 41, has twice submitted plans to modernise and extend his £17.5 million West London house, which was formerly owned by Sir Michael Winner.
Page has strongly opposed both proposals, claiming work will put his beloved Grade I listed Tower House next door at risk.
So he was “reassured” when Williams withdrew his plans in March.
However, it only appeared to be a tactical retreat and the former Take That star submitted fresh plans to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council last month.
And Page, 71, has again stepped in to object in what is becoming the biggest celebrity planning battle in years.
The Led Zeppelin rocker’s home, on Melbury Road, is regarded as one of the borough’s most important properties and was once saved from demolition by Sir John Betjeman.
In a strongly worded letter, he said he had spoken to the council previously about the Tower House’s “special characteristics” but wanted to repeat his comments for the “sake of clarity”.
The Tower House is richly decorated with a variety of finishes/techniques designed in a highly original manner.
Photos which emerged of the property show staggeringly intricate frescoes and tiling, impressive fireplaces and ornate details.stunning
Page says many of the finished are “extremely delicate and, of course, irreplaceable”.
He is concerned vibrations from any work could cause damage to the property, and has supported his claims with letters from conservation architects and engineers.
On top of fears for his own property, Page is also unhappy about the elevation of Williams’ proposed garage, which he believes is “extremely unfortunate in architectural terms”.
He added: “For the reasons given above, I strongly oppose the proposals and urge the council to refuse the application for the works to Woodland House.”
Williams isn’t the first person on Melbury Road to feel the wrath of Page when it comes to proposed work. The guitarist is also embroiled in a planning war with his other next-door neighbour.
Just like Williams, the owners of Number 27 want to renovate their home and build a subterranean extension.
But Page stepped in and objected. He was supported by Cardiff Castle, Leighton House Museum and The Victorian Society which also had concerns The Tower House was at risk from the work.
The owners of Number 27 are currently appealing a decision of “non-determination” from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council.
This is when a council cannot make a decision within the statutory period.
The public consultation for Williams’ latest proposals ended last week, with a decision expected by the end of May.