Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page (pictured above) has reportedly tried to block his neighbour, singer Robbie Williams (pictured inset), from renovating his home.
The musical pair are neighbours in west London, where Page has resided since 1972. Williams bought his own £17.5 million mansion, previously owned by late director Michael Winner, in 2013.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Page has written to borough planning chiefs voicing concerns that Williams’ plans could damage his own house, and that Williams’ property will overlook his when proposed work is complete.
According to the newspaper, Page wrote: “I am extremely concerned that this work will cause vibrations and possible structural damage with my house. It appears the proposed new window is at a height that will overlook the side of my house as well as the garden at the rear of my property, thus having a significant impact on the amenity of the house and its garden.”
He also cited the fact that Williams’ property is Grade II listed as a reason to block the home improvements. “Although I understand that much of the interior was altered (and therefore compromised) by the current owners’ predecessor, I believe most of the exterior of the original building remains intact and should therefore be considered sacrosanct,” he wrote.
Williams’ plans include making changes to the garden and the layout of the house, plus replacing the roof of its glass studio.
The record has been remastered by Jimmy Page and features a companion disc of seven previously unreleased tracks, which include rough mixes of the songs ‘In My Time Of Dying’ and ‘Houses Of The Holy’.
Williams’ last release was the 2014 compilation ‘Under the Radar Volume 1’.