Robbie Williams lives at his Holland Park mansion in London which he bought from late film director Michael Winner in 2013. Reportedly, his house lacks ‘proper privacy’ and people can take the entire view of his garden.
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According to My London, the 48-year-old singer asked Kensington and Chelsea council for permission to erect the wooden trellis on three sides of his around his £17.5 million home boundary. Robbie has paid £238.20 as the fee for the same application which will be determined by January 19 next year.
This attempt to secure more privacy in his mansion can potentially spark a feud between him and his celebrity neighbour – former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy – who spent five years trying to stop Robbie from renovating his £17.5 million Grade II listed mansion in Holland Park, West London.
Jimmy argued that the vibration from Robbie’s renovation work could damage ancient paintings and frescoes in his house, reported The Sun. The 78-year-old was unsuccessful in his plight to save the mansion he has lived in for 50 years.
The Angel singer wants to put in an indoor pool, a gym and an underground passageway. The planning application claims that one of the shortcomings of ‘the property is that proper privacy is lacking.’
Barton Engineers – who wrote a Heritage Statement – argued:
Wall elevations are low and allow passers-by a view of the garden.
As part of a landscaping scheme, the designer has proposed the use of trellis panels as a low-impact way of increasing the privacy within the garden.
It is our view that said intervention will have negligible impact on the heritage value of the property.
My London: Robbie Williams risks row with celebrity neighbour over plans for new fences at £17m London mansion
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