Ex-Man U star Neville abandons plan to build 'Teletubby' house after neighbours' furore

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 13:10 hrs

Former Manchester United midfielder Gary Neville has dumped plans to build an underground home, also called the Teletubby house, because it was disturbing his neighbours.

Neville, the England coach and football pundit, said he didn't wanted to alienate his family from the local people therefore he abandoned plan to create an underground house, the Sun reports.

Neville bought the eight million pound estate near Bolton seven years ago, and the defender admitted he was shocked and concerned at the furore from locals over his plans for the five-bedroom grass-covered pad, the paper said.

The futuristic design, planned for green belt land on the West Pennine moors above his native Bury, was originally to have included a 130ft wind turbine, although this was removed after initial objections from nearby residents, it added.

While Neville was granted planning permission in September, he confessed he and his family may now be happy in a more traditional style home.

Neville said he loves the place where he lives currently and there was no way he was going to upset his neighbours.

The former England international said he would never move from his current area, unless something drastic happens, but he promised that his next house would be completely electric with lots of measures to save energy. (ANI)

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