‘You hypocrite!’ Graeme Souness plans a £2m home – in his back garden

‘You hypocrite!’ Graeme Souness plans a £2m home – in his back garden

The former Liverpool and Scotland captain has been accused of hypocrisy

When his neighbour in an exclusive millionaires’ row wanted to build new homes in their garden, football legend Graeme Souness didn’t hesitate to put the boot in and successfully challenged the plans.

But now, the former Liverpool and Scotland captain has been accused of hypocrisy – for doing the very same thing he so vociferously complained about.

The Sky Sports pundit has hived off a section of his garden in Poole, Dorset, and won planning permission for a vast modern house complete with four en-suite bedrooms and its own cinema and gym to be built there.

Yet five years ago, he successfully fought plans to demolish a house on the same street and replace it with three smaller ones, complaining that the ‘gross over-development’ would set a ‘harmful precedent’ for future buildings.

‘This is very hypocritical of him,’ the footballer’s next-door neighbour Paul Barrett raged.

‘He was very against the 2013 development, putting together a letter listing all sorts of reasons why it was unacceptable.

‘Now he is doing exactly the same thing he opposed. It is a total overdevelopment of a very tight area. It is a totally ridiculous decision by the planners to allow it.’

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