Robbie Williams wins five-year planning battle against neighbour Jimmy Page at his London home

He's received the green light for an underground gym and swimming pool

Robbie Williams has secured permission to develop an underground swimming pool at his London home, despite a long-running planning feud with neighbour Jimmy Page.

The plans for the pop icon’s underground gym and swimming pool at his Grade II listed home were given the green light at a Kensington Town Hall meeting last night (18 December).

Legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Page had previously raised concerns that the construction work could several damage the foundations of his gothic revival mansion, which is located next door.

Councillors now say that work will only be allowed to take place once suitable assurances are received on both vibration levels and the movement of the property’s foundation.

The London home of Jimmy Page

Williams could also be asked to pay a bond, which will be forfeited if the damage occurs or any planning conditions are subsequently preached.

The feud originated in 2013 when Williams purchased the property, which is the former home of late film director Michael Winner. Page has lived next door since 1972.

Appearing before a planning committee earlier this year, Page said: ““My home was designed by William Burges, one of the greatest architects of the 19th Century.”

“As his own home and showroom it contains original and fragile irreplaceable materials. I’m here to plea that you take all necessary measures to protect the Tower House from the threat of harm it faces.”

Last year, Robbie issued an apology for referring to Page as “mentally ill”, having previously accused the rock icon of sitting in his car and recording workmen to test noise levels at the property.