Led Zeppelin guitarist wrote to council objecting to Williams' renovation plans
The pair live in west London, where Page has resided since 1972. Williams bought the £17.5 million mansion next door to the Led Zeppelin guitarist, previously owned by late director Michael Winner, in 2013.
Williams has been planning to make changes to the garden and the layout of his house, as well as replacing the roof of its glass studio. But Page objected to the renovations, and hired architects, structural engineers and town planners to put together reports arguing why they should not go ahead.
The 71-year-old recently wrote to Kensington and Chelsea Council, claiming that similar renovations carried out on other properties in the area had resulted in a level of vibration that had caused concern. “The work now proposed is much nearer than other major excavations carried out so far and the consequences for the building fabric and decorative finishes… may well be catastrophic if this project is allowed to proceed,” he wrote.
Page had also written to borough planning chiefs voicing concerns that Williams’ plans could damage his own house. At least one other neighbour is believed to have also objected. A spokesperson for Williams declined to comment on the reports.
Williams will headline Budapest’s Sziget festival this August, performing on the first day of the one week-long festival as part of his Let Me Entertain You Tour. He will join the likes of Florence + The Machine, Alt-J, Jamie Woon, Awolnation, Blasterjazz, Fauve, José Gonzalez and The Subways, who will all perform at this year’s festival, which takes place on Óbudai Island on August 10-17.