Rockers’ in-ground swimming pool plan row rolls on


A planning of the battle between the icons of the music of Robbie Williams and Jimmy Page is to drag on after a council failed to reach a decision on the singer, swimming pool plans for his west London home.

The former guitarist of Led Zeppelin, Page had opposed Williams ‘ proposals for a basement with swimming pool at his home.

Neighbour of the Page has been argued that the excavation would be “catastrophic” for its Grade I listed Gothic style, the Tower of the House.

But Kensington and Chelsea Council’s planning committee has deferred the decision.

The disagreements between the Page 74, and Williams, 44, began four years ago, when the former Take That singer bought the house at the side of the Page that belonged to Michael Winner.



Page, who lived in the Victorian House Tour since 1972, opposed to Williams, the renovation plans, expressing his concern that the vibrations may cause irreversible damage.

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Williams has submitted proposals to the council in January to dig a basement and build a swimming pool and a gym under his house.

In response, the Page wrote a two-page letter to the council to oppose the project and describing its concerns about the potential impact of the digging on his house, which he described as “one of the most historic buildings of the borough”.

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“You protected the Tower House for over 40 years, I am now continuing the fight against a new threat to this precious and unique building,” Page wrote.

Page attended the city council meeting where Williams, demand planning – which had been recommended for approval by the council of officers, was discussed.

He told councillors: “I think it is my duty to protect the house, I really do.”

But the committee has decided to postpone the decision to examine under what conditions and regulations that might be appropriate.

After the meeting, Mr. Page said he was “very happy” with the decision, adding: “I think the postponement was a very good conclusion.”