Robbie Williams in new clash with posh neighbours as they brand him ‘a vandal’ in row over trees | The Sun

ROCK star Robbie Williams has been described as "a vandal" for wanting to prune giant trees in his garden.

Robbie, 49, wants to prune 14 plants and he’s already unpopular with heavy metal legend neighbour Jimmy Page.

The Take That icon plans to prune metres of height from species blocking light from getting into his London pad.

And planners are set to visit the home to see if he will be allowed to prune the vegetation.

He has asked his local South West London council for permission.

The Sun has approached Robbie’s representatives for comment.

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A neighbour has said they are against the plan by writing to planners in a letter: “Hello there, I think these trees should be left as chopping down healthy trees is an act of environmental vandalism.

“Shame on anyone wanting to destroy our leafy friends. They give us life – we should respect theirs.”

But another local told officials: “I am fully in favour of this application. The trees at the back of the property are disproportionately large for the garden and need some heavy pruning for reasons for safety and appearance.”

Within Robbie's application, he asks for permission to take two metres from the limb of a chestnut tree, and two metres from an elm tree that is growing over a neighbouring property, among other requests.

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Robbie even provided a sketch plan of the trees to assist planners.

Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy spent five years fighting Robbie's plans to renovate his £17.5million Grade II listed mansion.

He argued unsuccessfully that vibrations could damage ancient paintings and frescoes in his home, where he has lived for 50 years.

Robbie bought his house from the family of late film director Michael Winner in 2013.

Meanwhile, Jimmy outbid David Bowie to buy his place in 1972.

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