Jimmy Page losing planning battle with businessman neighbour

Jimmy Page is losing a planning battle as he attempts to stop a neighbour’s garden development.
A year after ending his lengthy legal dispute with Robbie Williams over the pop star’s basement redevelopment plans, the rocker is now going after businessman Sir Harvey McGrath as he seeks permission to build wooden trellises in his back garden.
The Led Zeppelin star claims the construction will disrupt his peace and quiet and he’s urging local planning officials to nix his neighbour’s proposal.
“I urge the council to refuse the application as having the potential for harmful impact on living conditions in the Tower House,” Page wrote in March. “I use the area to listen to and scrutinize recordings, requiring my full concentration with no distracting noise and/or vibration from other sources, for meetings away from the main house and for recorded interviews where naturally there cannot be any constant background noise.”
But Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kensington Council planning director Sue Foster has dismissed Page’s objection, insisting she sees nothing wrong with McGrath’s proposal.
“The second trellis would be fixed to freestanding posts, set away from the side listed building by 0.3m,” she writes. “The height of this trellis would not exceed the height of the existing neighbour’s trellis.
“Given that there are many examples of timber trellises within the vicinity, the proposed works would preserve the character and the appearance of the property… There would be no material effect upon the external appearance of the neighbouring Grade I listed building, or its setting, its structural integrity, or its special historic interest.”

by WENN

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