Robbie Williams' five-year quest to build an underground swimming pool beneath his west London home, despite the objections of a very famous neighbor, have been granted conditional approval by local authorities. The former Take That singer has been going back and forth with Led Zeppelin icon Jimmy Page, who lives right next door, since he bought the property.
Page has asserted that the construction work needed to build a subterranean swimming hole would be noisy and cause vibrations that could potentially damage his 1881-built mansion, called Tower House. The guitarist's ornate home is vulnerable given its age and the delicate nature of its contents, including stained glass and various antiques.
Page bought the property from actor Richard Harris in 1972. His and Williams' homes are separated by about 42 feet.