Jimmy Page’s lawyers have invited his neighbour, singer Robbie Williams, to Page’s London house in order to try to settle a feud between the two neighbours which has been running since January 2015.
Williams purchased the house next door to Page in 2013, and applied to carry out renovations which would include building a basement underneath his home. Page has blocked his attempts over concerns that the building work could damage his house.
The long-running feud has gotten ugly, with Williams mocking Page on stage and accidentally telling an Italian radio station whilst on-air that he believed Page was mentally ill. Williams later retracted that comment and apologised and the two men reached a confidential settlement over Williams’ accusation.
Page has sought to raise awareness of his fight against Williams’ planning applications by inviting television crews and newspapers into his home and even appearing in person at a planning meeting in May.
The letter, sent to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on November 28, said that Page’s lawyers are keen to hold a meeting with Williams in Page’s home in December.
“Our client has been endeavouring without success to arrange a meeting with the applicant at the Tower House [Page’s London home],” Page’s lawyers wrote.
Page and his lawyers and property consultants are keen to settle the planning dispute by agreeing a plan for Williams’ renovation works which will minimise any disruption to Page’s house.
The new letter from Page’s lawyers claims that Williams has resisted meeting Page. However, Williams’ property consultants wrote in August that it was Page who hadn’t been keen to meet.
“Our client has sought to engage with representatives of [Page’s London house] regarding the basement proposals on multiple occasions,” the letter read, “including as part of earlier proposals historically in 2015, and on the current proposals from October 2017 onwards.”
“This has included several offers to meet and discuss the detail of the proposals in the period since without response from Mr Page and his consultant team.”
Another letter from Page’s lawyers, dated September 28, said that Page “responded personally but has had no reply” to the offer from Williams’ consultants to meet.