Rock legend Jimmy Page has enlisted the help of architects and structural engineers as his property row with Robbie Williams escalates.

Former Take That star Williams has applied for planning permission to modernise his $28 million (£17.5 million) mansion in London by reducing the size of the swimming pool and adding a recording studio.

However, Led Zeppelin veteran Page, who lives nearby, opposes the plans and has now recruited teams of architects, structural engineers and planning experts to back up his claims that vibrations from the renovation work will damage his historic home in the affluent Holland Park area.

In his most recent letter to Kensington and Chelsea Council, Page writes, "Similar schemes have been carried out on other properties in the area locally and each time the level of vibration cause during the works has caused concern about the effect on decorative finishes of (my) house... The work now proposed is much nearer than other major excavations carried out so far and the consequences for the building fabric and decorative finishes... may well be catastrophic if this project is allowed to proceed."