Robbie Williams ‘mocks neighbour Jimmy Page by dressing up as Led Zeppelin star’s bandmate Robert Plant and playing rival rock music through outside loudspeakers’ claims local
- Robbie Williams said to have mocked Jimmy Page by dressing up as Robert Plant
- Page and Williams locked in a bitter dispute over Williams’ proposed extension
- The Take That star wants to build a 30ft subterranean swimming pool and gym
- Led Zeppelin star Page fearful the extension may damage his Grade I listed home
Robbie Williams has mocked Led Zeppelin star Jimmy Page by dressing up as his bandmate Robert Plant and playing rival rock music outside his neighbour’s home, according to reports.
Williams was given planning permission for a subterranean extension to build a gym and 30ft swimming pool at his £17.5million Grade II listed property.
Page, 75, had fought against the ruling and claimed it would damage his own Grade I listed home and mosaics.
Robbie Williams (left) and Led Zeppelin star Jimmy Page (right) have been locked in a bitter dispute over planning since the Take That singer moved in next door to Page in 2013
Page does not want Williams to build a subterranean swimming pool and gym as he fears it will damage his Grade I listed Tower House, where he has lived since 1972
A man named only as ‘Johnny’ has written to the council to make bizarre claims about the former Take That star.
In a letter to Kensington and Chelsea borough, Johnny claimed Williams had been ‘imitating’ Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant by wearing a long wig and stuffing a shirt up his pillow to imitate a beer belly.
The Angel singer has been playing hits by Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and Deep Purple outside on speakers when he sees Page, according to comments submitted to the council.
The letter posted on the planning portal says: ‘It has come to my attention of possible new evidence and information that could have a bearing on the ruling or any appeal process.
Jimmy Page and Robbie Williams have been next door neighbours since 2013
‘The committee may not have been aware that Robbie Williams has been playing loud 70’s rock music on outside speakers when he views Jimmy Page outside his home.
‘What’s [sic] been most annoying is that Mr Williams has played rock arch rival bands Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and Deep Purple.
‘He obviously knows this upsets Mr Jimmy Page.
‘There have also been some reports that Robbie Williams has dressed up to imitate iconic Led Zeppelin front man and lead singer Robert Plant by wearing a long hair wig, and stuffing a pillow under his shirt in an attempt to mock or imitate Robert Plant [sic] beer belly that he has acquired in his older age.
The property has been described as one of Britain’s finest examples of the French Gothic revival and Page fears vibrations from construction work could damage the plasterwork inside his home
‘This is embarrassing to both Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, partially due to Mr Plant was remembered for performing with his shirt open on stage, and obviously he can not perform in this manner in his current condition, as it would be very embarrassing.’
The millionaire music legends have been at war since Willaims moved next door in 2013.
Page has sought to thwart Williams’ renovation attempts as he is fiercely protective over his home Tower House, where he has lived since 1972.
The property has been described as one of Britain’s finest examples of the French Gothic revival and Page fears vibrations from construction work could damage the plaster-work inside his home.
Williams was granted permission for his extension plans on December 19 on the agreement a ‘special meeting’ was held to discuss the planning condition.
They will also discuss imposing an extra condition to make sure workers only using hand tools to construct the basement.
Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin performing in London’s Earls Court
Williams – who has had two previous planning applications refused after objections from Page – lives with his wife Ayda Field and their three children.
His builders were fined £4,670 in 2017 for breaching noise regulations following a complaint by Page.
In 2017 Williams apologised to Page after likening some of his behaviour to someone with a ‘mental illness’.
Mr Page commissioned architects, civil engineers and historic building experts to write reports on the significance of his home and the threat posed by potential building work.
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Robbie Williams and Jimmy Page.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council has been asked whether the comment will affect their decision, but has not yet responded.