Jimmy Page might be best known as the guitarist of rock and roll legends Led Zeppelin, but among his local council, he appears to be gaining a reputation as the bloke currently fighting his neighbour over some home renovations. Of course, this would be nothing of note if not for the fact that his neighbour was Robbie Williams.
Back in 2015, it was revealed that the Robbie Williams’ plans of home renovation were currently under threat, with the pop singer having announced that he was set to undertake work on his 46-room, £17.5million home, which just so happens to be located next to Jimmy Page’s place.
Page refuted these plans, claiming that the proposed work could not only damage the structural integrity of his dwelling, but would also see him lose privacy, with Williams’ plans allowing him to see into Page’s property.
Now, as the Telegraph notes, Jimmy Page has gone before the planning application committee of Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council in order to protest an application lodged by Robbie Williams that would see him receive permission to excavate the basement of his home in order to add in a swimming pool.
“My name’s Jimmy Page, but that’s not important,” he began. “What is important is that I have been the owner of Tower House since 1972.”
“I’m here to plead that you take all necessary measures to protect the Tower House from the threat of harm it faces,” Page continued. “It’s one of only 18 Grade I listed buildings in the borough. It’s highly vulnerable.”
Page revealed that any work involved in the process of drilling an eight metre basement in Williams’ home could could irreparable damage to his own “fragile” home.
“I feel it’s my duty to protect the house. I really do,” he added. “It’s very dear to me. It’s under my watch.”
Now, as The Guardian reports, Jimmy Page has won a deferment from the local council, who voted to ensure that any work undertaken by Robbie Williams’ builders must be first tested to ensure it does not pose a risk to Page’s house.
“There were many things that were said that I found really encouraging,” Page explained of the ruling. “I have been the custodian of the house and on my watch I feel that I have got to do everything with all these sorts of haphazard things … that really it’s my duty while it’s my watch.
“I’m only the custodian, to pass it on to the next person in the same way I bought it from Richard Harris.”
At this stage, Robbie Williams is yet to release any sort of statement in regards to the current state of things, but we bet he’s probably starting to wish he bought a house next to Robert Plant instead.