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Robbie Williams has submitted a planning application to build a a giant garden shed on stilts at his £17.5m mansion.

In the application, which was submitted earlier this month, the potential construction is described as a ‘summerhouse’.

The 28ft by 16ft structure would be built as place for relation the pop star, 43, his wife Ayda Field, 37, and play area their children Teddy, four, and Charlton, two.

The application also states it may feature ‘temporary and/or sporadic occupation to suit the families needs’ and has been designed to ‘remain significantly subservient to the main house’ – adding it the new design ‘has been more than halved from the pre-application of 2014’. 

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field

Mr Williams has submitted a planning application to construct a 'summerhouse' on stilts at his London home

Mr Williams has submitted a planning application to construct a 'summerhouse' on stilts at his London home

Robbie Williams (left, with wife Ayda Field) has submitted a planning application to construct a ‘summerhouse’ on stilts at his London home (right)

The 28ft by 16ft structure would be built as place for relation the pop star, 43, his wife Ayda Field and play area their children Teddy, four, and Charlton, two 

The 28ft by 16ft structure would be built as place for relation the pop star, 43, his wife Ayda Field and play area their children Teddy, four, and Charlton, two 

The 28ft by 16ft structure would be built as place for relation the pop star, 43, his wife Ayda Field and play area their children Teddy, four, and Charlton, two 

The architects have also stated the reason for the stilts is to protect nearby trees and their roots.

Neighbours have until May 12 to comment on the application – and one person who may air his views is Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, 73, who lives nearby.

The pair have been battling over the former Take That member’s renovations to the west London property, which was previously owned by the late film director Michael Winner, for several years.

Mr Williams has twice had to withdraw proposals in the past to revamp his house due to objections from Mr Page.

But in July 2015 he was successful, and the mansion became something of a building site for more than a year.  

Work is believed to have been carried out over five floors, including a lower ground floor that consists of a pool, gym and cinema room.

The other four floors have 46-rooms between them and a huge garage, which has been demolished.

Mr Page twice complained about the scale of the renovations, calling the application architecturally ‘unfortunate’, and said they could seriously damage his home, which was built in 1781. 

Mr Williams risked the wrath of the family of former owner Michael Winner after cutting down eight trees in the garden, pictured, planted by Michael

Mr Williams risked the wrath of the family of former owner Michael Winner after cutting down eight trees in the garden, pictured, planted by Michael

Mr Williams risked the wrath of the family of former owner Michael Winner after cutting down eight trees in the garden, pictured, planted by Michael

Mr Williams' property, which was previously owned by Michael Winner (above shows a staircase when it was owned by the film director), has undergone renovations in the past

Mr Williams' property, which was previously owned by Michael Winner (above shows a staircase when it was owned by the film director), has undergone renovations in the past

Neighbour Jimmy Page has objected to plans

Neighbour Jimmy Page has objected to plans

Mr Williams’ property, which was previously owned by Michael Winner (left shows a staircase when it was owned by the film director), has undergone renovations, of which Jimmy Page (right) has complained about

In July 2015, a council report granted planning permission and allowed Mr Williams’ builders to do ‘noisy work’ from 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturday – 12.5 hours a day.

Last year, he also accused Mr Page of ‘spying on him’ during an off-air chat with Radio Deejay. 

Mr Williams has also been subject to complaints from Mr Winner’s widow Geraldine after he knocked down beloved old trees planted by the famous film director. 

It came after his architects drafted new plans for the garden, which includes ripping down more trees, installing vintage limestone paving, rebuilding a deck terrace and installing a huge designer BBQ unit worth around £5,000.

Mr Williams said the eight palm trees didn’t fit with the ‘British woodland’ feel he wanted to create when asking for council approval to remove them.

But Mrs Winner, 77, said: ‘Michael planted them when they were just a foot high. He loved his garden, and did a lot of work in it.’ 



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