Robbie Williams forced to axe plans for fortress at £17m London mansion amid row with famous neighbour | The Sun

ROBBIE Williams has withdrawn plans to build a huge fence between him and next-door neighbour Jimmy Page after a cheeky letter of objection mocking the star’s singing.

The ex-Take That frontman, 48, and Led Zeppelin guitarist have been at loggerheads ever since Robbie purchased the property in 2013.



It started on a series of renovations, with the latest – a “super basement” with gym and swimming pool – particularly riling Jimmy, 79.

Robbie applied to the local council to build a trellis fence, which is approximately the size of a two-storey building, around his £17m property in west London.

But he’s now withdrawn that planning application after an anonymous member of the public sent a letter of “support”, which took the mickey out of Robbie.

It said: “I wholeheartedly support Robbie Williams right to have a fence around his home.

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“An Englishman’s home is his castle and he should be afforded his right. The general public would perhaps benefit from the fence being higher and constructed to a sound-proofed standard!"

Robbie had applied for the fence to be built as he was also concerned that fans can peer into his place and asked for the trellis to surround his luxury pad.

The application’s heritage statement states: "It has been noted that due to the use of existing wall elements and the significant retention of soil within the plot, wall elevations are low and allow passers-by a view of the garden.

"As part of a proposed landscaping scheme the designer has proposed the use of trellis panels as a low-impact way of increasing the privacy within the garden.

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"These will be fixed to the inside of the garden wall using reversible fixings, or to posts cast into the soil in certain where there are no tree root protection zones.

"These will be installed whilst preserving existing planting, and are to be painted in dark grey.

"It is our view that said intervention will have negligible impact on the heritage value of the property, and will not obscure wider views of the property, while adding a level of privacy to inhabitants whilst using the garden."

Proposed plans revealed that the trellis will surround the back and side of the property, including the border with Jimmy’s home, and is higher than an average garage.

Legendary musician Jimmy fought for years against Robbie’s plans for the “super basement”, which will include an indoor pool and underground passageway to the main Grade II listed house.

He argued that even the tiniest of vibrations could ruin his property’s fragile ancient paintings and frescoes.


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