Jimmy Page lost a new battle with his other neighbour


Former Prudential chairman Sir Harvey McGrath has angered the veteran rock star with plans to install four air-conditioning outlets at his £10 million mansion in Holland Park, West London

Jimmy Page has spent over three years caught up in a feud with his neighbour Robbie Williams over Williams’ plan to renovate his house and build a basement extension.

Led Zeppelin star Jimmy Page has lost another planning war over a garden trellis with his tycoon neighbour just months after ending a five-year basement dispute with Robbie Williams, reports Daily Mail.

Page formally objected to plans submitted by Sir Harvey McGrath to build the low structure in the back garden of his £13million mansion in Holland Park, London.

The former Prudential chairman had already angered Page in March after he submitted plans to install four air conditioning units, and again in 2016 by winning permission for extensive renovations, including a lift.

In planning documents submitted to Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kensington Council, McGrath’s planning consultants Charlotte Sanderson Garden Design, said: ‘The property is owned by Sir Harvey McGrath and the proposal is to construct a Western Red Cedar trellis in a screen form on the three boundaries in the rear garden. The height of trellis on the North boundary will not exceed the existing trellis height. The height of the trellis on the West Boundary will not exceed 500mm and the height on the East Boundary will be not exceed 500mm.’

Now, The Daily Mail first reported that Page has started another planning battle, this time with his other neighbour, former Prudential chairman Sir Harvey McGrath.

On January 31, Sir Harvey applied to the local council to install four air-conditioning units in his front courtyard, repositioning a wall to allow their installation.

But Page has objected to the plans, claiming that the noise from the units will interfere with his “sound workshop.

In a letter dated February 28, Page wrote that “for many years, as well as enjoying the building as part of my tranquil home, I have used the first floor area of the side extension to the Tower House as a sound workshop in connection with my work and interests in contemporary music.”

Not only is the 75-year-old furious that the new units will infringe on his music studio, in a letter to Kensington and Chelsea Council he also voices fears that The Tower House, his Grade I listed home for more than 46 years, will be affected by vibrations caused by the renovations.

Page’s feud with Robbie Williams over the former Take That star’s bid to build a basement swimming pool raged for years.

A compromise was reached recently when Williams was granted permission to build the pool – on condition that the work was done using only hand tools.

Page also wrote that he was concerned about vibrations caused by the air-conditioning units damaging his home. The council has yet to come to a decision on the application.

Jimmy is reported to be still awaiting an opportunity to discuss the project with Williams over a cup of tea.



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