Jimmy Page Opposes Robbie Williams Basement Conversion Plans

At the start of this year, singer Robbie Williams submitted plans for a London basement conversion that would come complete with a swimming pool – a move that upset veteran rocker Jimmy Page (of Led Zeppelin fame) who said it would damage the surrounding properties in Holland Park.

According to the Daily Mail, Williams’ proposal states that he wants to turn his 46-room house into a more modern family home, with the plans also including a recording studio and a car park in the garden.

However, Page, who has lived in the area for some 40 years, sent in a complaint to Kensington and Chelsea Council saying that the changes would have an impact on his own home. He also voiced concerns that the building work would create an eyesore and the vibrations created during the nine months of construction could potentially damage nearby homes.

“I have been responsible for the protection of the Tower House for over 40 years and I am always concerned when proposals are made for nearby properties which may be detrimental to the wellbeing of this important heritage asset,” Page wrote.

Williams is certainly not the only one keen to embark on basement renovation projects at the moment. Roman Abramovich, Chelsea FC owner and Russian billionaire, recently revealed that he wants to do similar work, submitting plans to the local authority to expand his basement to just under 20,000 sq/ft.

A new basement policy was brought in at the start of the year following concerns from people in the local area about the number of basement conversions ongoing in the borough.

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