Graeme Souness wins fight over 'ridiculous' plans to build luxury house in ...

Graeme Souness wins fight over 'ridiculous' plans to build luxury house in ...
Graeme Souness wins fight over 'ridiculous' plans to build luxury house in ...

Sky Sports football pundit Graeme Souness has won the latest round of his battle to build a luxury house in the garden of his £3million seaside mansion.

The former Liverpool and Rangers star was given the go-ahead by planners two years ago to build the separate home, despite objections from his next door neighbour.

The three-bedroom house will include a gym, steam room, plunge pool and double garage, and will overlook the millionaire's playground of Poole Harbour, Dorset.

The Sky Sports pundit found himself in hot water with his neighbour once again when he submitted a new application to amend plans for his building project.

Souness, 68, applied to change the pitch of the roof and the position of a staircase.

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Sky Sports football pundit Graeme Souness (pictured) has won the latest round of his battle to build a luxury house in the garden of his £3million seaside mansion

Sky Sports football pundit Graeme Souness (pictured) has won the latest round of his battle to build a luxury house in the garden of his £3million seaside mansion

Souness was given the go-ahead by planners two years ago to build the separate home in the garden of his mansion (pictured) in Poole, Dorset, despite objections from his neighbour

Souness was given the go-ahead by planners two years ago to build the separate home in the garden of his mansion (pictured) in Poole, Dorset, despite objections from his neighbour

He also asked to add a door to the plant room, a new pedestrian gate, two new windows in the laundry room, one in the gym and two in the changing room.

His planning agent Chris Bedekovic described the changes as 'minor in nature' in a letter to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.

But the proposed changes upset the former Scotland captain's next door neighbour Paul Barrett who fired off a new letter of objection to the council.

Mr Barrett, 75, a retired builders' merchant, wrote: 'I strongly object to this new application. The additional windows will affect my privacy.

'The overbearing aspect of this property is already unacceptable and ridiculous from original concept. These new proposals will make a bad situation even worse. Please refuse this application.'

But his pleas fell on deaf ears as council planning officials, using delegated powers, ruled the revised scheme was 'on-side' and gave planning consent.

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But Souness, 68, found himself in hot water with his neighbour again when he submitted a new application to amend plans for his project, applying to change the pitch of the roof (pictured)

But Souness, 68, found himself in hot water with his neighbour again when he submitted a new application to amend plans for his project, applying to change the pitch of the roof (pictured)

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