New reports have emerged which might rekindle the long-lasting Mansion between Robbie Williams and his next-door neighbor, the Led Zeppelin guitar legend Jimmy Page.
Robbie Williams and Jimmy Page might spark another ‘war’
The bizarre feud began back in 2015, when Robbie Williams submitted construction plans for building a “super basement” that included a gym, a swimming pool, and a recording studio (among other things). Apparently displeased by Williams’s plans, Page wrote to a local council that he was “extremely concerned” about the project.
According to Page, Williams’s plans presented a risk for the foundations of his own home next door. The Tower House, where Jimmy Page has lived since 1975, is a late-Victorian historic townhouse that possesses a Grade-1 listing, meaning that it is protected by the British government to an extent.
The “Mansion Wars” seems to have ended when the building council gave green signal to Williams’ “super basement” project earlier this year. However, Williams has submitted a new application. The Sun has reported that he asked for permission to build a fence the height of a two-story structure between his London home and Jimmy Page’s Tower House. The application reads:
“It has been noted that due to the use of existing wall elements and the significant retention of soil within the plot, wall elevations are low and allow passers-by a view of the garden.
“As part of a proposed landscaping scheme the designer has proposed the use of trellis panels as a low-impact way of increasing the privacy within the garden.
“These will be installed whilst preserving existing planting, and are to be painted in dark grey.
“It is our view that said intervention will have negligible impact on the heritage value of the property…while adding a level of privacy to inhabitants whilst using the garden.”
The Sun concluded that Robbie Williams’s new plans are no doubt going to infuriate his famous neighbor yet again.