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Robbie Williams has 'won' the battle over refurbishment plans against Jimmy Page

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Robbie Williams has 'won' the battle over refurbishment plans against Jimmy Page

Robbie Williams has "won" the battle over his refurbishment plans against Led Zeppelin singer Jimmy Page.

The 42-year-old singer, who locked horns with the rock band's guitarist three years ago when he first moved into his Holland Park estate in West London in 2013, is "really pleased" he can boast he came to loggerheads with the star over his plans to renovate his home but came out on top despite his neighbour's repeated attempts to prevent further expansion.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, he said: "I win. Did he win? I don't know if there are any winners necessarily.

"I do know it makes a great story and I'm really pleased, just for me in general for the rest of my life. I'm really pleased it's Jimmy Page and not Jimmy the accountant.

"It's actually Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin and it's a wonderful story to have in your back pocket - about, you know, the neighbour that doesn't want to help you out."

Although the 'Angels' hitmaker - who has four-year-old daughter Theodora and 23-month-old son Charlton with his wife Ayda Field - has met Jimmy "a couple of times" a few years ago and had previously admired the star, he doesn't count the 'Stairway to Heaven' singer as his friend.

He explained: "I don't think we're friends, no. I don't know Jimmy Page. We met briefly a couple of times but it was years ago, in passing, and I was in reverence of the great Jimmy Page."

Despite his apparent amusement at the feud, Robbie admitted it is frustrating that his renovation plans were held up for so long.

He added: "But it's a great story, for you guys and for me, so everybody wins. Apart from us as a family, who would have liked to have been in 12 months ago but we can't."