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.
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.”
“I use the area to listen to and scrutinise recordings, requiring my full concentration with no distracting noise and/or vibration from other source; for meetings away from the main house, and for recorded interviews where naturally there cannot be any constant audible background noise,” Page wrote.
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.
Meanwhile, Page’s feud with his other neighbour, Williams, continues. Earlier this month, Page’s spokesman told The Times newspaper that “we’re waiting for him to come round for a cup of tea. It’s disappointing. Jimmy is hoping to meet Robbie and extend the hand of friendship but he has been continually rebuffed. We are still bemused why he won’t come for a fireside chat.”